Floyd Mayweather asks fans on Twitter if he should fight Amir Khan

Bolton boxing superstar Amir Khan

Bolton boxing superstar Amir Khan

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UNBEATEN world light-middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Junior has asked his fans to decide whether Bolton boxer Amir Khan should be his next opponent.

On the 36-year-old’s official Twitter feed this morning, it stated: “I'm going to let the fans vote. Tell me who I should fight next. Khan or Maidana?”

Megastar Khan has been eyeing a shot at Mayweather since victory in his last fight in Sheffield last April against Julio Diaz and it has been suggested a deal is already in place for a showdown in Las Vegas on May 3.

Now the 27-year-old’s dream of stepping up a weight to take on Mayweather could be edging closer.

Mayweather is unbeaten in 45 career fights – the last a victory over Saul Alvarez last September.

Marcos Maidana, who Khan beat in December 2010 in Vegas, is also vying to step in the ring with him.

Both boxers have lost three fights in their career but if Khan is to be Mayweather’s next opponent, his former coach Freddie Roach believes he can pull off a shock.

Speaking about the 2004 Olympic silver medalist’s chances, Roach told Ringside Toe 2 Toe Podcast: “I’ve always said Amir has the right style to beat Floyd if he fights correctly and doesn't stay in the pocket too long.

“I always thought he could beat him with his speed.

“I think he’s faster than Mayweather and that’s what it takes to beat him.

“Floyd might have his hands full on the night.”

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