Bolton boxer Amir Khan ready to bide his time to get match with Floyd Mayweather
9:00am Monday 5th May 2014 in Sport
AMIR Khan is prepared to wait again for his chance to fight Floyd Mayweather – despite fulfilling his side of the bargain by cruising to victory against Luis Collazo.
Khan knocked Collazo down three times in a dominant points victory on his welterweight debut in Las Vegas on Saturday, as he proved his credentials to fight Mayweather.
But pound-for-pound king Mayweather could now fight Marcos Maidana again in his next bout on September 13, after the Argentinian ran him close in an enthralling duel in the main event of the evening.
Ramadan is also likely to prevent Khan from being ready to fight in September, making a bout in May 2015 a possible option.
"I'm going to leave it to my team to see where we go from here," the Bolton boxer said.
"I'd love to fight Mayweather and if it happens it happens.
"I think people know that when I fought Maidana I beat him and put him down.
"The only person with a chance to beat Mayweather is me.
"I always said I would be a better fighter at 147lbs.
"Collazo makes everyone look bad but I had a great performance against him, and now I'm going to move on to bigger and better things.
"But the Mayweather fight won't happen in September because of Ramadan.
"If Mayweather pushed it to November, it can happen."
Mayweather, unbeaten in 46 contests, has expressed an interest in a rematch with Maidana but did not rule out fighting Khan next.
"I just don't know what I'm going to do with my next fight," he said.
"But whoever it is I'm always going to find a way to win."
Khan's promoters Golden Boy also represent Maidana and seem to prefer that Mayweather first faces a lucrative rematch with the Argentinian.
That means Khan could face a clash against the likes of IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter or interim WBA belt holder Keith Thurman at the end of the year.
"There are a lot of options, there is Keith Thurman or Shawn Porter," said promoter Richard Schaefer.
"But I'm sure that eventually the Mayweather fight will happen because it 's a fight the fans want to see.
"I know it's Amir's dream and I'm going to do whatever I can to make that dream come true.
"Amir put in a great performance against Collazo, he fought a very smart fight.
"He came not just to win but to make an impression at 147lbs and that's exactly what he did.
"He has injected himself at the very top of the welterweight division."