Amir Khan has insisted that he would be ready to face Floyd Mayweather in September, but will still wait for news of whether he wants the fight.
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After defeating Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous points decision win in Las Vegas last Saturday night, Mayweather revealed that he would likely retire after the final fight on his CBS/Showtime contract in September.
Initially, Khan had suggested that he wouldn’t be able to take the fight at that time as he wouldn’t have long enough for a training camp after he finished observing Ramadan.
However, he has now had a change of heart and revealed that he would be ready if the opportunity was there, although it is unclear as to what ‘Money’ will do next after suggesting that he was open to a rematch with Pacquiao next year.
“I’m not ruling out fighting in September because it’s possible that it could happen,” Khan said, according to Sky Sports.
“Mayweather only fights in mid-September and Ramadan will be a little earlier this year, which helps. It gives me enough time to get the training done. So it can happen in September.”
While the Bolton-born fighter was present at ringside for the bout, he revealed that Mayweather’s advisor Leonard Ellerbe had approached him and suggested that they would be willing to open up talks.
Meanwhile, Mayweather Sr. also noted in an interview after the fight last weekend that he would be happy for his son to fight Khan, and believed that it would be an easy victory.
Unsurprisingly, Khan disagrees with his assessment and suggested that although Mayweather dominated the fight against Pacquiao, he did spot signs of him panicking when he was caught with a good shot.
Khan returns to the ring to face Chris Algieri on May 29, and although he has suffered a significant backlash from fans for making that fight, he will be expected to come through unscathed which would in turn keep him in the running to fight the 48-0 American superstar.