Amir Khan could finally get his wish of a fight with Floyd Mayweather.
Floyd Mathweather Snr, the welterweight champions trainer and father, says the Brit is ‘number one on the list’ of potential fighters to face his son.
However Mayweather Snr said there were more fighters on the list of potential opponents for the undefeated fighter – who stretched his unbeaten record to 47 with a second victory over Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas.
Fans have been getting excited over recent weeks, with talk of a Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao finally happening, however speaking to Boxing News 24, Mayweather Snr said: “More than likely it wont be Pacquiao.”
“I would say Amir Khan is No 1 on the list, but that’s still not even permanent.”
“There’s still a few fighters out there. I can’t say who’s permanent unless they ask for it.”
Khan was ringside as Mayweather beat Maidana with a unanimous points decision and told Sky Sports after that he is confident he could inflict Pretty Boy’s first defeat.
He said: “After seeing him win I believe I will beat him.”
“Floyd, as we all know, isn’t the biggest puncher. His footwork has slowed down, he only throws single punches and gets hit a lot more. We all know Maidana isn’t the quickest, and he still got through with shots.”
However, there are still lingering questions over the boxer from Bolton’s ability to take a punch as he was knocked out, by Breidis Prescott, early in his career.
He was also beaten by Danny Garcia back in 2012, as the referee stopped the fight in the fourth round having seen Khan hit the canvas three times.
Watch as Amir Khan is knocked down three time by Danny Garcia
There is also the possibility that Khan could face Sheffield fighter Kell Brook.
The 28-year-old is now IBF Welterweight champion having won on a majority decision against Shawn Porter last month.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Brook challenged Khan to fight him first with the winner fighting Mayweather.
He said: ““I’m a world champion, Amir Khan isn’t a world champion, so fight me first. It makes sense that we fight, and the winner then goes on to fight Mayweather..”
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