British boxer Amir Khan postpones Mayweather fight due to Ramadan

Amir Khan (L) of Britain and Luis Collazo of the U.S. face off during an official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Reuters)

British boxer Amir Khan postponed a match with his American opponent Floyd Mayweather because the initial scheduled date clashed with Ramada, leaving Khan little time to prepare for the match, the Daily Mail reported Friday.

While the holy month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, ends late July, Khan, who is a two-time world light welterweight champion, said he needed three months in training camp to be ready for the match.

Khan mulled late October or early November as the best time for him to return back to the ring.

However, due to the rescheduling, Khan will first wrestle Luis Collazo, the former World Boxing Association welterweight champion, and then fight Mayweather.

“I’ve told Floyd that and he assures me I’m still on his list. Of course I am still pursuing the fight with him but the next window for that is this time [May 2015] next year,” Khan was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying.

Khan became a champion by winning the WBA championship, a WBA Super title, and the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Light Welterweight titles.

According to the BBC, Khan will also be using the time to work more with his new trainer, Virgil Hunter, while adapting to the new welterweight class.

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