Amir Khan: Mayweather wants to fight me after Pacquiao win

England's Amir Khan, right, raises his arms in victory at the end of his silver welterweight title boxing fight against Luis Collazo, center, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

After defeating Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather is turning his attention to British boxer Amir Khan who he hopes to fight soon before a rumored retirement.

Khan claims Mayweather’s manager told him “let’s get that fight on” in reference to Khan and Mayweather’s long rumored matchup, according to a BBC report.

After a disciplined display by Mayweather which saw him win with an overwhelming points victory against the Filipino, Mayweather’s manager Len Ellerbe approached Khan with an offer to fight. The fight against Khan may possibly be Mayweather’s last fight as a professional boxer as he reportedly no longer enjoys the sport.

A mooted date for the Khan-Mayweather fight if it were to happen would be this year or early next year, as Khan, a devout Muslim, will be fasting during the month of September.

In an interview with BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek, Khan said of the potential match against Mayweather, “Financially they know it will be a big fight and it will be an exciting fight.

"I think Mayweather's team want the fight - but I've spoken to Manny's team and they've said the same thing, that they want a fight."

He added that, "I can't do September because of Ramadan. It just depends on my schedule this year but if we can do this year or early next year I will definitely jump to it."

Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s successful dealing with Pacquiao leaves few to challenge his status as one of the world’s best ever boxing stars. Amir Khan may be Floyd’s final challenge.
 

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