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.
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.