Khan says Floyd Mayweather Jr. match up very close

English boxer Amir Khan has claimed that talks between his camp and that of Floyd Mayweather Jr. over a fight next year have been progressing very well and he hopes of a positive announcement for his fans and the media in the next couple of weeks.

The Bolton based boxer has been holding out for a fight against the American Pound for Pound boxing king ever since he defeated Julio Diaz via a decision result in a highly controversial outcome earlier this year.

And there are several reasons for Khan’s inclination for holding out for the match – first and foremost, a match against the unbeaten Light Middleweight champion of the world will obviously allow him to collect a huge paycheck for his efforts; secondly, he knows another poor performance against any other fighter would make it difficult to land the dream bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. as well.

Khan stated that it is a fight he has always cherished and dreamed of and he is hoping for a positive announcement within the next couple of weeks. And with the match scheduled to take place in March or April next year, it means Khan will not have fought for almost thirteen months since his last fight, having pulled out of a world title match against the then Welterweight champion Devon Alexander.

But Khan believes this break will not be of any harm for him. On the other hand, he thinks it will do him a world of good because he has had the time to build a relationship with his trainer Virgil Hunter. Over the last few years, he has just been fighting and training and this break will hold him in good stead for the match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. which he is almost sure is happening in the new season.