Khan changes his tune after previously insisting Mayweather-Pacquiao wouldn’t happen…
Amir Khan has conceded that even he wants to see Floyd Mayweather face Manny Pacquiao as he looks set to miss out on a fight with either of the pair in May.
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Khan has desperately chased a fight with Mayweather for over a year, but the unbeaten American has continued to focus his attention elsewhere.
With negotiations expected to reach a conclusion in the coming weeks over a bout with Manny Pacquiao on May 2, Mayweather is set to finally put on the fight that the whole world wants to see.
As a result, Khan has now finally all-but conceded defeat in his pursuit of the 37-year-old for the date in May, and revealed that he would like to see Mayweather-Pacquiao too.
“I think they are hopefully fighting each other in May. I think I probably have missed that chance of fighting Floyd or Manny,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.
“I was speaking to both parties. It was going to happen. But because I’m a huge boxing fan myself I can’t really argue. It’s a fight that everyone has been waiting for. I want to see it myself as well.”
The 28-year-old did insist that he would like to face either fighter further down the line though, as he believes that he is “on their radar”.
Nevertheless, British boxing fans are also hopeful of seeing Khan get in the ring with IBF welterweight champion and bitter rival Kell Brook, but he takes on Jo Jo Dan in his first defence of his belt on March 28 and it would be too quick a turnaround to prepare for a bout in May.
Miguel Cotto and Timothy Bradley are also names that have been put in the mix by Khan, but it remains to be seen where he goes next after an official announcement in the coming days will end his chances of a date with Mayweather.