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article imageKhan waiting to see if he gets Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao

By Marcus Hondro     Dec 26, 2014 in Sports
British boxing champ Amir Khan insists he might be the next fight for Floyd Mayweather Jr. If not Mayweather, Khan says he might get Manny Pacquiao and that he'll find out "in a couple of weeks" which, if either, he gets.
“I should find out in the next couple of weeks what’s going to happen,” Khan told when talking about who might be his next opponent. “Hopefully, I can get one of them (Mayweather or Pacquiao). I don’t know how long they’ll be around.”
Mayweather - Pacquiao more likely
The rumblings in the fight world are that Khan won't get either opponent, not in the first half of 2015, because Mayweather and Pacquiao will fight each other first. That is the boxing world's most waited for fight and may become the richest fight ever. The two sides are reportedly in negotiations.
Given all that and the fact Mayweather has not spoken well of Khan , that despite Khan's Dec. 13 win over Devon Alexander, it seems unlikely Mayweather will come calling. Some of Mayweather's criticism of the quick Khan include Khan not being well known - he called him a "no name" - and his poor Pay Per View numbers.
Furthermore, Mayweather's father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., himself a retired boxer, has told media that he does not think Khan is much of an opponent. Of course that could work in Khan's favor, as some say that Mayweather Jr. is picking his spots now as he nears retirement, trying to keep his unbeaten career record intact (47-0).
Amir Khan may fight Kell Brook
Khan, nor his trainer Virgil Hunter, have said what makes them think they are even in the running for a fight with Mayweather in the first half of 2015. Again, given that there are many strikes against Khan being Mayweather's selection it seems unlikely Khan will get a Mayweather fight.
It seems more likely that Mayweather, if he does not fight Pacquiao on May 2, as has been rumored to be the case, will fight someone along the lines of a Miguel Cotto or Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Meanwhile, Khan has said that if not Mayweather then Kell Brook could be the boxer he signs to fight next.
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