Amir Khan has insisted that he is as close as he has ever been to securing a highly-anticipated clash with Floyd Mayweather which would take place in September.
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Khan secured a routine win over Chris Algieri in Brooklyn last Friday, and although he didn’t particularly impress in the bout, he believes that it was enough to put him in strong contention.
Mayweather is set to fight for the final time in September, and has made no indication as of yet as to who his preferred opponent is as he looks set to draw his highly successful career in the ring to a close.
His British rival has made no secret of his desire to fight him, and it appears as though he is in confident mood that he will finally be able to make it happen with an announcement coming in the next fortnight.
“I don’t think I have ever been closer to getting the fight with Floyd Mayweather than I am at this moment,” Khan said, as reported by the Daily Mail.
“The indications are that I have strengthened my case with my win over Algieri and I believe there is every chance the fight could be confirmed within the next two weeks.”
However, he also added that Mayweather wasn’t his only option as he would also consider either Miguel Cotto or Keith Thurman as a potential opponent later this year.
It remains to be seen how much truth is in Khan’s statement as ultimately when Mayweather is set to fight, he will be the one in control and make the official announcement.
Further, sceptics will rule out the Thurman fight as Khan has notable avoided big punchers in recent times, while he has previously insisted that he wants the Cotto bout.
However, with the Puerto Rican taking on Daniel Geale this Saturday, his future plans are not set in stone regardless of continued talk of a huge bout with either Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin.