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Amir Khan's camp throw doubt over showdown with Floyd Mayweather

Khan was reportedly set to announce a $200m fight against the unbeaten American.

Khan: training in America ahead of fight with Alexander.
Khan: training in America ahead of fight with Alexander.
Image: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

AMIR KHAN’S CAMP have rubbished reports that he has cancelled his fight with Devon Alexander and is set to face the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather instead.

Reports in the British media indicated that Khan and Mayweather were set to announce a big-money showdown in Las Vegas, forcing the Bolton boxer to pull out of his planned December bout.

“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,” a statement said.

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.

A fight against Mayweather, the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer, would be worth an estimated $200 million with Khan expected to net at least $6 million for himself.

The American, 36, pocketed a record $41.5 million for his most recent win over Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last month.

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