Frank Warren believes that Amir Khan will get his mega-fight later this year as he will face the winner of the May 2 super-fight between Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao.
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Khan has made no secret of his desire to face Mayweather, as he believes that he has the skills to become the first man to defeat the American superstar.
While Pacquiao will now get the opportunity to do that first in May, the British star has also insisted that he would be happy to face his former stable partner which would also be a huge event both in the US and UK.
However, with both men snubbing him to set up the fight that the world has been waiting for, Khan has been left frustrated and has instead evaluated his options for a different opponent.
The 28-year-old is looking to fight at the end of May before observing Ramadan, and then he will likely be ready for action again later in the year.
Provided that Mayweather and Pacquiao don’t set up a rematch, Warren is confident that Khan will get the winner.
“He will be back in business – big business – to meet the winner of the upcoming Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight,” Warren wrote in his Independent column.
“Both have intimated that Khan is next in line – and it is an engagement that he will relish with both of boxing’s Sunshine Boys, already well into their twilight years, now about to knock bits off each other in Las Vegas. He believes he is capable of beating either, and some agree.”
Warren added that Khan will turn his back on a domestic showdown with Kell Brook as he knows he has “bigger fighting fish to fry”, but it’s a risky move from the Bolton-born fighter who has been snubbed on countless occasions by Mayweather in the past.
A bout with Brook would be a huge night for British boxing with rival promoter Eddie Hearn insisting that it would sell out Wembley. In addition, along with Mayweather and Pacquiao, Brook is the other champion in the division and will look to set up a massive fight of his own in the summer if he gets past Jo Jo Dan in his first title defence on March 28.