British boxer Amir Khan will secure a dream $10m fight with WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather if he can defeat Luis Collazo in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Khan will fight 33-year-old Collazo at the MGM Grand this weekend - but only as part of the Mayweather v Marcos Maidana undercard, rather than the main event.
Mayweather overlooked Khan in favour of Maidana after the Argentinian recorded a surprise victory over Adrien Broner in December, but Khan has learned that victory this weekend will leave him a major step closer to a career-defining fight against boxing's pound-for-pound king.
When the Daily Mail asked Richard Schaefer, the boss of Mayweather’s promotional partners, whether a Khan victory would guarantee a fight against the 37-year-old undefeated champ, he responded with one word: "Yes".
Some believe Mayweather deliberately ducked Khan because of the Brit's superior speed, but these accusations have been denied by the American, who told Khan over the phone that he will fight him in the future.
However, in order to make that a reality, Khan must defeat Collazo this weekend.