Amir Khan’s dream shot at Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather looks to be a step closer as reports have emerged stating that a deal is done for May 3.
Despite earlier denials, Khan’s team are yet to confirm or deny the latest bout of rumours.
The negotiations could be made easier by the close relationship between Golden Boy Promotions, Khan's promoters, and Showtime TV, who has the American tied to a six fight, multi-million dollar contract.
And now looks as though the Bolton fighter will return to the centre of attention after a humbling 2013.
With only a victory over Julio Diaz to boot- a fight which he suffered a knockdown en route to a unanimous decision victory- Khan was set for a shot at Devon Alexander’s IBF Welterweight belt, only for the fight to fall through. Alexander now defends against fellow countryman Shawn Porter on December 7.
Previous to the Diaz win, Khan suffered a dreadful duo of defeats. A points loss to Lamont Petersen, albeit under controversial circumstances, along with a devastating knockout against Danny Garcia hampered the 26-year-old’s progress, seeing him plummet down the welterweight pecking order.
It will come as a surprise to many that Khan is even considered for Mayweather and the early bookies odds reflect this, with ‘Money’ available at 1/9 with some to take victory.
However, boxing insiders believe Khan’s lightning quick speed could cause the American the type of problems he hasn’t faced before.
Mayweather is coming off the back of a wide points decision against Canelo Alvarez in September. Billed as ‘The One’, the owner of ‘The Money Team’ defeated a man who was considered the best challenger available, advancing his ledger to 45-0 in the process.
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