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Amir Khan set for dream date with Mayweather

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Khan would receive a large sum from a date with Mayweather (©GettyImages)
Khan would receive a large sum from a date with Mayweather (©GettyImages).

Amir Khan is set to get his dream fight and face undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather on May 3 in Las Vegas' glorious MGM Grand Hotel, according to The Sun. 

The Bolton-born former Olympic-silver medallist will apparently fight at welterweight for the first time, as he seeks to become the first person to beat Mayweather in a fight that could be worth in excess of £100million when sponsorship and pay-per-view figures are settled.

Khan, who has lost three times in 27 fights, had been training in Oakland, California in preparation for a scheduled bout against Devon Alexander on December 7. 

But it appears that fight has fallen through, with the Englishman set to commentate on Paulie Malinaggi's bout with Zab Judah in New York's Barclays Centre on the same date he was meant to take on Alexander. 

His trainer, Virgil Hunter, said: "If the Mayweather fight is confirmed, there'd be no point him fighting in December.

"It would make no sense, and would be completely unnecessary."

The man with 19 knockouts in 27 bouts has been in America since his wedding earlier this year, but has returned to English shores in order to be ringside for his brother Harry's fight at Blackpool Winter Gardens this coming Saturday. 

He will fly back to the United States to take be behind the microphone for Malinaggi-Judah, before beginning preparations for the biggest fight of his life in January 2014. 

The fight would undoubtedly be a huge payday for both involved, with Mayweather's ability to pull in viewers from all over the world second to none. 

The large English audience generated from Khan's involvement would also be a huge incentive for the undefeated world champion to finalise a deal. 

In October, the man who knocked Ricky Hatton out enjoyed a $30million payday after he fought and beat the previously undefeated Saul Alvarez in America's playground. 

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