Many signs point to Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KOs) in May next year, but the British fighter’s team has denied the rumor.
The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday that Khan, who has long been rumored as a potential opponent for Mayweather, will face “Money” in Las Vegas on May 3.
The Daily Mail said the announcement was expected to be made official in the next few days and that Khan had pulled out of his December fight with Devon Alexander so that his payday with Mayweather wouldn’t be jeopardized. But Khan’s team denied the report.
“Team Khan would like to dispel recent reports that Amir Khan has pulled out of a potential match-up against Devon Alexander on December 7th, taking up a fight against Floyd Mayweather in May of next year instead,” his team said in a statement, per The Telegraph.
“Contrary to this story, Amir Khan is currently in training camp in San Francisco with the aim of fighting again in December against Alexander once an agreement can be reached.”
Khan’s team has denied the report, but Mayweather’s hasn’t.