Amir Khan has revealed his belief that Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement next year and he remains his most likely next opponent.
Khan made no secret of his desire to face the unbeaten American ahead of his last fight this month, but Mayweather opted to take on Andre Berto instead.
Unsurprisingly,the 38-year-old won comfortably via a unanimous decision, and insisted after the fight that he would be sticking to his word and would walk away from the ring for the final time with his record standing at 49-0.
Doubters suggest that Mayweather will be back next year in order to surpass Rocky Marciano and stand alone with the record at 50-0, and Khan seems convinced that will be the case while he hasn’t given up hope of being the man that stands in ‘Money’s’ way.
“He is going to be remembered as a great fighter, obviously I am upset I didn’t share a ring with him and give him his first loss because I really believed I had the tools to do that but he’s always going to be remembered,” he told Sky Sports.
“Who knows, he might come back for the 50th fight, I can’t see him retiring. I know what Floyd Mayweather is like; I’ve spent time with him, I’ve been in the gym with him, he’s a guy who can’t stay in one place.
“So I really believe he will come back for that 50th fight and I really think he will go for that Amir Khan versus Floyd Mayweather fight.”
Mayweather Sr. insisted this year that Khan would never get the opportunity to take on his son, and so the chances of the bout taking place look slim.
Nevertheless, if the self-proclaimed ‘TBE’ is set to return, he will want to create a memorable night for boxing, sport in general and Las Vegas that will capture the attention of the world like his fight with Manny Pacquiao, and the list of serious opponents is short.