Amir Khan Open To Fight Floyd Mayweather In September

By : Sam Ridgway |


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Amir Khan says he is open to fight Floyd Mayweather in September despite the possibility of Ramadan upsetting his training.

The 28-year-old British fighter is set to fast during the holy month, which lasts from mid-June to mid-July this year – but Khan is adamant that it won’t affect his regime.

He said: “Mayweather normally fights mid-September and Ramadan is a little bit earlier this year. It gives me enough time to get the training done, so it can happen.”

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Amir is set to fight Chris Algieri on 29 May, who was knocked down a massive six times by Pacquiao when the pair fought in November. Pacquiao won that fight unanimously.

Speaking on his fight with Algieri, he said:

I really can’t take this Algieri fight lightly – lose and it would ruin my dreams to fight the biggest names in boxing.

I’m not going to be fighting Mayweather until I win this fight. I’m not looking past Chris because I’ve made that mistake in the past. There are bigger fights out there for me, but this is my focus.


BBC Sport