Amir Khan is in need of a name opponent to help him grab the super stardom he craves.

The BoxNation favourite missed out three times on Floyd Mayweather who is retired for now and Khan hasn’t boxed since his exciting points win over Chris Algieri last May.

It is a shame that he has been inactive, and Khan has boxed just three times since his last British fight against Julio Diaz in April 2013.

We look at seven names for Amir Khan's next fight who might put him on top of the world.

TIM BRADLEY

Tim Bradley

Bradley v Khan has been talked about for a long time and would be a corker - a real pick 'em fight where the key would be Bradley dealing with the Briton's speed.

It is fight that when talked about in years to come will be another great mythical match-up that fans were denied.

CHANCES OF TAKING PLACE: Mentioned recently, but right now going in opposite directions with Bradley heading towards a rubber match against Manny Pacquiao.

KELL BROOK

Kell Brook

Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn has offered Khan a 60-40 split in his favour to challenge the IBF welterweight champion in June.
The boxing grapevine is always whispering that Khan and his family do not enjoy working with Hearn and the relationship wasn't too good when he fought Paul McCloskey.

Hearn’s recent comments have shown his frustration with Khan’s team and the danger is Brook will move up to super-welterweight if it doesn’t happen soon.

CHANCES OF TAKING PLACE: The fight is there if Khan wants it, and surely it’s now or never.

DANNY GARCIA

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It is a fantastic rematch, and many people believe Khan may well get revenge for his shock fourth round KO loss against Garcia in their super-lightweight unification back in July 2012.

Garcia won the WBC welterweight title against Robert Guerrero at the weekend and has been ordered to defend against the Bolton man.

CHANCES OF TAKING PLACE: Easy to make because of the fighters Al Haymon links, and surely it must happen if Brook v Khan doesn’t take place.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER

Floyd Mayweather

Although retired, the wise money says ‘Mr 49-0’ will be back in September.

Khan has been let down in the past by Mayweather, and surely won’t put his career on hold again in hope of landing the big one.

Their rivalry was stoked up last weekend when they exchanged words at Garcia-Guerrero. Then. Mayweather teased Khan about his loss to Garcia.

CHANCES OF TAKING PLACE: I wouldn’t put one dollar of Mayweather’s million on it being staged.

MANNY PACQUIAO

Manny Pacquiao

Until last month, the Bolton man was in the box seat to face the Filipino legend on April 9.

It seemed on the brink of being signed, but Pacman picked Tim Bradley, delivering snubs to Terence Crawford and Amir.

‘Middle Men’ have been blamed for Khan missing out on yet another marquee contest.

CHANCES OF TAKING PLACE: Pacquiao insists the Bradley fight will be his last so another megaclash for Khan appears gone forever.

LAMONT PETERSON

Khan Peterson

Amir's cruel split decision defeat in the Washington DC man's back yard in December 2011 left a bitter taste, but the rematch is yet to happen.

They were meant to clash several months later in Las Vegas, but the contest was scrapped when the American failed a drugs test.

CHANCES OF TAKING PLACE: Little talk right now and seemingly not on the agenda

KEITH THURMAN

Keith Thurman

Khan challenging the winner of Thurman’s upcoming fight against Shawn Porter is a mouthwatering prospect.

Thurman and Porter have both been vociferous about facing Amir, and Khan hasn’t been slow in welcoming them.

It’s all been talk so far, but we can hope.

CHANCES OF TAKING PLACE: If at all, it’ll be late 2016 at the very earliest.