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Who next, Khan? As Mayweather eye’s Marciano’s 49-0 record

Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan

Amir Khan believes he could be Floyd Mayweather’s last opponent.

The Briton, a former two-time light-welterweight champion and Olymnpic Games medallist, believes he is ideally placed to fight Mayweather in the American’s final bout.

“I think the fight is there,” Khan told BBC Radio Five Live after watching Mayweather defeat Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

Mayweather, still unbeaten, now holds three welterweight titles and has said he will fight only once more; in September. He is ten years older than Khan.

Khan said he spoke to Len Ellerbe, Mayweather’s manager. “I saw him in the media room and he came over to say ‘hi...he’s ready when you are’.

“I think Mayweather’s team want the fight. But … I’ve spoken to Manny's team and they said the same thing: ‘Look Amir, it would be good to have the fight between you and Manny next’.

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Meanwhile, Mayweather’s father believes his son should end his illustrious career with "an easy fight” against Amir Khan.

After 48 victorious bouts as a professional, Mayweather junior is planning to have one more battle to see out his Showtime contract, before retiring later this year.

And Mayweather senior reckons that fight should be against Britain's Khan, who was at ringside to watch the American unify three of the four major welterweight titles with victory over Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

He said: “Given he’s fought all the hard-hitters, my son needs to get his contract and end it with an easy fight.

“He doesn’t need no tough fight. Khan would be a good fight for him. My son would beat him, I know.

“Khan has a pretty decent jab but all the technical things, he can't do.”

After beating Pacquiao, Mayweather junior said: “My last fight is in September, and then it’s time for me to hang it up.” 

--espn.co.uk