A potential matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan has been offered a new lease of life, after the British boxer signed a deal with his would-be opponent’s promoter.
According to the Guardian Khan is delighted to have signed with Al Haymon, who also looks after the likes of Danny Garcia and Adrien Broner - two other opponents who could potentially face Mayweather. Of course this latest addition to Haymon’s team has fueled talk of a transatlantic mega-fight between Khan and the man who many deem to be one of the greatest boxers of all time.
At numerous points over the last few months it was reported that the two would lock horns in the ring, but Mayweather eventually chose to opt for Marcos Maidana instead. Now though, providing he deals with his next challenge as comfortably as the majority expect him to, it would seem that a bout with Khan is most definitely in the pipeline.
The Brit himself, who has endured an indifferent career to date which has seen him lose two times in his last four fights, revealed he was happy to have pledged his future to Haymon.
He said: "I am very happy to have signed with Al Haymon who has not only shown that he is a very astute businessman but is extremely knowledgeable of the fight game and always has his fighters' best interests at heart. I'm looking forward to building a long and successful relationship during this exciting stage of my career."