Khan unable to face Mayweather in September, eyes bout next year instead.
Amir Khan has admitted that he could fight Manny Pacquiao next but he is still eyeing a huge fight with Floyd Mayweather next year.
Khan’s fight with Mayweather has been delayed as the Bolton man will be observing Ramadan the next time the American steps into the ring, with the veteran fighter having announced that he will be preparing for his next bout in September.
However, while he wants to stay active later this year, the ultimate goal remains the same and Mayweather is still the name that he wants to land early next year.
“I am looking at the likes of Marquez and Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather – they are the big names and that is where I belong fighting the top guys,” Khan told Ringside, as reported by ESPN.
“There are talks about Manny Pacquiao happening in the future – may be next. So I have left my team, Al Hayman and my team Khan Promotions to do everything.
“The fight between me and Floyd Mayweather is going to happen one day. As long as I keep winning and putting on great performances, it is definitely going to happen.
“But I cannot do September because of Ramadan. The next time that it could happen is in May. I can fight then so it could be Floyd’s next fight after September.”
Khan beat Luis Collazo in Las Vegas in May which was his first contest for over a year and it is clear that he does not want to make the same mistakes again this time round and face a significant spell of inactivity.
As a result, discussions are likely to continue over a mega-fight with his former stable partner, but it remains to be seen whether or not he will eventually land the fight that he cherishes the most with an opportunity to become the first man to defeat ‘Money’ Mayweather.