Khan: I will definitely fight Mayweather

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , sports writer

AMIR Khan says a fight with five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jnr will happen before he hangs up his gloves.

The 26-year-old believes it is a clash the boxing world wants to see and, while his immediate aim is revenge over Danny Garcia at light welterweight, the Bolton boxer has Mayweather firmly in his sights.

Khan said: “I don’t want to leave the sport of boxing knowing I didn’t fight the best.

“I think Mayweather still wants to fight for a couple more years yet.

“It is a fight I want and I know for a fact his team also want the fight.

“Before I finish my career, I will definitely have a Mayweather fight.

“I want to become world champion again at this division and then go up to win world titles; that is my ambition.”

Khan could keep to his promise of just three more years in the ring but believes there is still time to succeed at welterweight.

He even admits his proposed rematch with Garcia could happen at 147lbs and not 140lbs.

Khan added: “I heard rumours Garcia may be moving up a weight like me so that fight will happen; it will always be there.

“He knows people want to see that fight as well.

“It is a fight that will happen either at 140 or 147lbs.”

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