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article imageAmir Khan, Kell Brook scrambling for lucrative Mayweather fight

By Leo Reyes     Jun 5, 2015 in Sports
Two British boxing champions are now in the race for a lucrative fight against pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, who is set to return to the ring on Sept. 12 following his unanimous decision win against Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao last May 2.
Amir Khan and Kell Brook have been talking to media lately to get Mayweather's attention. which could lead to a lucrative fight against the world's highest-paid athlete.
Khan has already got Mayweather's attention following his claim that one of Mayweather's men approached him after his unanimous decision win over Chris Algieri last week at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn,. New York.
But Khan said earlier that he wasn't sure if he can face Mayweather on Sept. 12 for lack of sufficient time to train after his obligatory participation in the annual Muslim holiday of Ramadan.
"I can’t be ready for that date. Ramadan doesn’t finish until the end of July and I would need three months in training camp after that to prepare for a fight of this magnitude. The earliest I can be back in the ring after my fight here is late October or early November and that will have to be against another opponent," Khan said.
"I’ve told Floyd that and he assures me I’m still on his list. Of course I am still pursuing the fight with him but the next window for that is this time next year." he added.
But barely a week after saying that he won't be available on Sept.12, Khan said he realized he can shorten his training period for the Mayweather fight.
"I'm not ruling out fighting in September because it's possible that it could happen," Khan said.
"Mayweather only fights in mid-September and Ramadan will be a little earlier this year, which helps. It gives me enough time to get the training done. So it can happen in September." he added.
For his part, Brook said he deserves to face Mayweather next because he has better credentials, having won all his 35 pro fights.
"If anyone is getting that Mayweather fight it's me," Brook said. "I'm unbeaten, never been beat, never been close to being beat. I'm world champion," he added.
Mayweather and his team have yet to react on Brook's statement.
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