Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Amir Khan are likely going to fight on May 3, and the official announcement could be made next week.
Khan has been reported to be Mayweather’s next opponent since October, but his team denied the rumors at the time. Khan pulled out of a Dec. 7 bout with Devon Alexander (he was replaced by Shawn Porter) which made it pretty obvious he was in line to fight Floyd.
Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated interviewed Khan this week about the potential fight with Floyd. Mannix tweeted the following:
Still, I'm told Mayweather-Khan is a done deal. A U.S. fight. Announcement could come as early as next week.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) December 4, 2013
BoxRec.com has also listed Mayweather’s next fight as May 3 in Las Vegas against Khan. Oddly, BoxRec removed that from his profile page late Wednesday night. They had stated the fight was subject to commission approval: