Amir Khan has opened the door for a potential blockbuster showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
Speaking at the British Boxing Board of Control awards dinner, the 28 year old believes victory over the Filipino could tempt the pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather out of his recent retirement.
"I think Mayweather will have one more fight. He's on 49-0 and he knows that. He's got one more fight left in him.
"I want to fight Manny Pacquiao next because if I beat him, maybe that will make Floyd Mayweather come out of retirement to fight me. The public demand would be huge”.
Khan took to his Twitter account last night adding “Manny is a great fighter. It might make FM come out for the 50th fight”.
Another option for the WBC Silver Welterweight Champion is a rematch with Danny Garcia. Both men are ranked #1 and #2 with the WBC respectively and could be in line to contest Mayweather’s soon to be vacated title.
"I'd like to fight Danny Garcia and settle the score properly. I'd like that fight as well and in the next two or three weeks we should know exactly who I'm going to be against. I'm looking at fighting in December but if not then it will be as late as February,” stated the Bolton born former two time World Champion.
Pacquiao’s long-time promoter Bob Arum and loyal advisor Michael Koncz have stated the fight is a strong probability for early next year in either Las Vegas or Dubai.
With ‘Pac Man’ close to a recovery following surgery to his injured shoulder sustained in May’s mega fight, Arum remained optimistic the fight could happen in early 2016, though ruled out March due to a big college basketball tournament taking place in the U.S.
“I’m in the process of having negotiations with Amir Khan’s uncle and his lawyer, Robert Davis and those negotiations are ongoing. While those talks continue, I’m not going to discuss any other opponent for Manny” disclosed the hall of fame promoter.