Amir Khan wins Floyd Mayweather Twitter vote to be world number one's next opponent

The Bolton News: Amir Khan looks in pole position to be Floyd Mayweather's next opponent Amir Khan looks in pole position to be Floyd Mayweather's next opponent

AMIR Khan took a major step towards his dream fight with Floyd Mayweather when he won a vote organised by the American.

Pound-for-pound world number one Mayweather asked people to decide on Twitter whether he should fight the Bolton star or Marcos Maidana in his next fight on May 3 in Las Vegas.

"I'm going to let the fans vote. Tell me who I should fight next. Khan or Maidana," said the man who is unbeaten in 45 career fights when he launched the vote last week.

And Khan won the worldwide poll with a reported 60 per cent of the 35,000 votes.

Khan, who beat Maidana four years ago, was losing the vote in the early stages until he appealed to his own Twitter followers.

Khan pulled out of talks to fight Devon Alexander in December when it became clear he was in the running to become Mayweather's next opponent.

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5:26pm Mon 10 Feb 14

nickyboy70 says...

oh dear you are going 2 get battered knocked out in the 1st round
oh dear you are going 2 get battered knocked out in the 1st round nickyboy70

5:33pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Sexybum123 says...

He would be better letting his wife fight it for him
He would be better letting his wife fight it for him Sexybum123

9:20pm Mon 10 Feb 14

BBBBBBXX says...

Let me see you jelly legs!
Let me see you jelly legs! BBBBBBXX

9:41pm Mon 10 Feb 14

boltonnut says...

This is a catch 22 situation,if Khan gets lucky enough to fight Mayweather then his luck will run out when Floyd lands his first punch and puts Khan on his ars.... oops backside for a ten count.One Khant be to careful what they wish for.
This is a catch 22 situation,if Khan gets lucky enough to fight Mayweather then his luck will run out when Floyd lands his first punch and puts Khan on his ars.... oops backside for a ten count.One Khant be to careful what they wish for. boltonnut

5:47am Tue 11 Feb 14

longballs r us says...

For all you haters win or lose he will be banking millions. Easy to be a keyboard warrior.
For all you haters win or lose he will be banking millions. Easy to be a keyboard warrior. longballs r us

7:55am Tue 11 Feb 14

George X says...

longballs r us wrote:
For all you haters win or lose he will be banking millions. Easy to be a keyboard warrior.
Not hate, it's just he's going to get a good walloping. HAHAHA
[quote][p][bold]longballs r us[/bold] wrote: For all you haters win or lose he will be banking millions. Easy to be a keyboard warrior.[/p][/quote]Not hate, it's just he's going to get a good walloping. HAHAHA George X

9:23am Tue 11 Feb 14

whitehorselawyer says...

ring your pal Ricky and ask him how do you get back on your feet after a good money weather combination.?joking apart should be a good time in Vegas tigers and casinos and listening to the atmosphere from the 50 hangers on mob at the front .car hire will be difficult that week back in Bolton.
ring your pal Ricky and ask him how do you get back on your feet after a good money weather combination.?joking apart should be a good time in Vegas tigers and casinos and listening to the atmosphere from the 50 hangers on mob at the front .car hire will be difficult that week back in Bolton. whitehorselawyer

6:25pm Tue 11 Feb 14

boltonnut says...

According to the latest news about Loverboy Khan,Khan he or Khant he hold on to his new bride when she reads the latest issue of the BN about his alleged philandering with an older woman .I think Mayweather should be looking for a different opponent because by the time Mrs. Khan has finished with lover boy there won't be to much left.
According to the latest news about Loverboy Khan,Khan he or Khant he hold on to his new bride when she reads the latest issue of the BN about his alleged philandering with an older woman .I think Mayweather should be looking for a different opponent because by the time Mrs. Khan has finished with lover boy there won't be to much left. boltonnut

12:00pm Wed 12 Feb 14

sueie1 says...

The funny thing is that he has such a big ego he will think he has been voted for because people like him, and not for the real reason - because we want to see him get beaten!
The funny thing is that he has such a big ego he will think he has been voted for because people like him, and not for the real reason - because we want to see him get beaten! sueie1

8:49pm Wed 12 Feb 14

eatmytruth says...

Sad to see all the haters talking their crap again. Hes a bolton lad and mayweather is from vegas. Show some support for an athlete representing your hometown. Anything you can pick out against khan, mayweather will surely top it. He just spent a jail term for beating his wife. And all these affairs around khan are just allegations. Media working as it does.
Stop being sour. I reckon not 1 of you can think of a reason not to support khan that mayweather doesnt do worse than.
Sad to see all the haters talking their crap again. Hes a bolton lad and mayweather is from vegas. Show some support for an athlete representing your hometown. Anything you can pick out against khan, mayweather will surely top it. He just spent a jail term for beating his wife. And all these affairs around khan are just allegations. Media working as it does. Stop being sour. I reckon not 1 of you can think of a reason not to support khan that mayweather doesnt do worse than. eatmytruth

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