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Floyd Mayweather wants UK fight

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Pound-for-pound boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather has declared his desire to fight in the UK, should he overcome Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

The undefeated American is set to take home a guaranteed purse of $41.5million win or lose against his next opponent, and is already looking past the bout at a potential showdown in London next year.

Talks over a matchup with Amir Khan have been rife over the last two years, and Mayweather may be interested in taking him up on an offer to fight in England's capital in 2014.

The undefeated multi-division champion, who is looking to enhance his 44-0 record when he faces Canelo Alvarez on September 14, has been vocal over his links with British fighter Ashley Theopane- who has now joined Mayweather's company; Mayweather Promotions. It is this particular connection that has given fuel to rumours that the 36-year-old is looking to fight on British soil for the first time in his career.

Amir Khan would be the most obvious choice for a bout, if he can emerge unscathed from his fight with Devon Alexander in December of this year. The former Olympic silver medallist has expressed his desire to challenge Mayweather on multiple occasions, and could get his shot if the results of Mayweather vs. Alvarez and his fight with Alexander are favourable.

Mayweather has thus far remained quiet about who he would fight if a London event was to be scheduled, but did say that it was something he was most definitely considering.

"Mayweather Promotions is looking to do a show in London after September 14th so we are going to take our roster over to London and set up shop," Mayweather told reporters.

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