British boxer Amir Khan appears to be edging nearer to the fight of his career, with reports suggesting that he is close to agreeing a deal that would see him take on five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather. 

Speculation concerning a potential bout between 26-year-old Khan - whose victory over Mexican light welterweight Julio Diaz in April improved his career record to a respectable 28-3 - and Mayweather has been rife for months now, with the unbeaten American seemingly having a number of potential opponents for his next matchup.

However, according to sources cited by the Daily Star, the two parties are supposedly close to reaching an agreement that would see the two go head-to-head in Las Vegas on May 3 2014.

The same reports suggest that it is only very minor details that are currently preventing the deal from being completed.

Such a fight would appear to represent somewhat of a double-edged sword for former Olympic silver medal winner Khan. 

While a lucrative fight against arguably the best boxer of the present generation would provide him with a bumper payday and also catapult him back into the spotlight, it is surely unlikely that Khan - whose defeat to Danny Garcia in July 2012 threatened to totally de-rail his career - has what it takes to seriously threaten Mayweather's flawless reputation and formidable 45-0 record.

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