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Khan admits he could face Pacquiao next

ESPN staff
June 20, 2014
Khan lands a blow on Luis Collazo in Las Vegas © PA Photos

Amir Khan could take on Manny Pacquiao before the end of the year after a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr was put on hold.

Khan's fight with Mayweather Jr has been delayed as Khan will be observing Ramadan the next time Mayweather is set to enter the ring.

But Khan, who beat Luis Collazo in Las Vegas in May, has insisted he will enter the ring again this year as he prepare for that match up against Mayweather.

"I am looking at the likes of Marquez and Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather - they are the big names and that is where I belong fighting the top guys," Khan told Ringside.

"There are talks about Manny Pacquiao happening in the future - may be next. So I have left my team, Al Hayman and my team Khan Promotions to do everything.

"The fight between me and Floyd Mayweather is going to happen one day. As long as I keep winning and putting on great performances, it is definitely going to happen.

"But I cannot do September because of Ramadan. The next time that it could happen is in May. I can fight then so it could be Floyd's next fight after September."

Khan's win over Collazo last month was his first contest for over a year and the first time that he had fought at the full welterweight limit.

The rise in weights marked a number of recent changes in Khan's life having signed a deal with Mayweather's promoter Al Haymon.

He has also become a father for the first time after his wife, Faryal Makhdoom, gave birth to their daughter just four weeks ago.

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