Amir Khan va. Floyd Mayweather fight still under discussion

Amir Khan won't pull out from his December fight against Devon Alexander to fight Floyd Mayweather in 2014.

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Amir Khan's team released a statement Thursday denying earlier reports that the British boxer would be taking up a fight against Floyd Mayweather next year.

"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," the statement read.


"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."

Earlier this week, rumors spread that Devon Alexander, the IBF welterweight champion, had pulled out of the fight with Khan to face former world champion Zab Judah instead.

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Mayweather, the world's No. 1 pound-for pound-boxer is due for his third fight -- out of the six stated in his Showtime TV contract -- on May 3 next year.

Showtime reveled the British boxer is on the wait list for possible contenders.

"What we saw against Saul Alvarez is that strength alone is not going to do it against Floyd Mayweather, so when you talk about handspeed and foot speed, then you start talking about two guys - Amir Khan and Adrien Broner."


"And whether or not Amir Khan lost to Danny Garcia or not, Amir Khan is one of the fastest fighters out there in the world. It's a real possibility and as a match-up, I like it a lot."

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