Las Vegas: Britain's former two-time light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan has said he wants to be the next opponent for Floyd Mayweather after watching ringside as the American outpointed Manny Pacquiao in the Las Vegas fight yesterday.
Mayweather kept his unbeaten record with a unanimous points victory over Pacquiao in a welterweight unification showdown that failed to live up to all the pre-match hype.
Mayweather said after the fight that he would only get in the ring once more -- in September -- and Khan, 10 years younger at 28, believes he is ideally placed to be the American's final opponent. "I think the fight is there," Khan said. "I spoke to Len Ellerbe, his manager, he came over to say 'hi...he's ready when you are'.
"I think Mayweather's team want the fight. But then -- on the other hand -- I've even spoken to Manny's team and they said the same thing. (They said), 'Look Amir, I think it'd be good to have the fight between you and Manny
"So, I'm in a position where I could fight either guy but I think Mayweather's the one I want, because I really believe I have his number."