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Mayweather Fight On The Horizon For Khan
Amir looking at the big 'Money' fight
Posted Jul 12, 2011 by Chris White
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Amir Khan has given the strongest indication yet that a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr could be lined up, with November 2012 looking likely, as the WBA light-heavyweight champion sets his sights firmly on the top names in the business.
Khan takes on Zab Judah later this month and then plans to fight two more opponents – probably Erik Morales and Kell Brook, before taking on ‘Money’. Promoter Richard Schaefer has confessed to holding talks with Mayweather and his advisor Al Haymon and has said that the Americans are “open” to the idea of a clash with Khan.
As with most fights involving Mayweather, it is likely to take place in the United States, although Schaefer will be pushing to bring the fight to the UK, something Khan is more likely to get if he beats Judah, Morales and Brook in the build up, establishing himself as a top level boxer across the world, and not just in the UK. Mayweather has a bond with the UK fans, as do most American sportsmen with any level of character, but he does tend to prefer to fight at home where he knows he will have the majority of the support. Something he might lose out on if he were to fight Khan in Britain.
Mayweather’s next fight is later this year, taking on Victor Ortiz in September, and rumours are still flying around about a potential meeting with Manny Pacquiao, which, now the 34-year old has his love for the sport back, is possible, after being put off for a number of years now.