Boxing

Amir Khan set for Floyd Mayweather battle

Kahn/Mayweather fight planned for May in Las Vegas. (©GettyImages)
Kahn/Mayweather fight planned for May in Las Vegas. (©GettyImages).

Amir Khan has revealed his confidence over a lucrative fight in May 2014 against Floyd Mayweather.

The contest would take place in Las Vegas, and Khan seems excited about the prospect.

He told the Daily Telegraph: "It's the fight I've always been after and we're very close now, not too far away. Hopefully something is going to be announced within the next couple of weeks.

"The break has been so good for me because over the last few years I've been training or fighting all the time and this time I've focused on building my relationship with Virgil.

"Next time I go into camp I'm going to know exactly what I'm doing with him. I've already been working on correcting the mistakes I've made in the past, so you're only going to see an improvement."

Khan, if the planned May fight were to go ahead, will have been out of the sport for 13 months.

The Bolton Boxers' last fight eventually finished victoriously, despite scares from Julio Diaz who many thought would be a relatively straight-forward win.

Khan would have to step-up a weight to be able to face Mayweather, and admits to being the underdog, but doesn't mind:

"Boxing's all over the place at the moment with all the underdogs coming through to win," he added.

"Porter was the underdog against Alexander then Broner was beaten and knocked down by Maidana. It's the time of the underdogs."

No pressure would be on the underdog Khan, who many feel has deteriorated as his career has gone on.

The fight would be a massive opportunity, regardless of the result, to restore some much-needed pride and prove he can still compete with the big boys of the sport.

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