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No-one will fight me – Khan

Amir Khan claims he is ready to fight Floyd Mayweather but does not believe the legendary American would relish facing him.

Bolton fighter Khan, the WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion, is planning only one more fight in his current division before stepping up to join the superstar likes of Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at welterweight.

The prospect of a Mayweather-Pacquiao bout has long excited the boxing world but with doubt over whether that "super fight" will happen, Khan is eager to muscle in. The 24-year-old told Press Association Sport: "Maybe next summer the fight against Floyd Mayweather could happen. It is about experience and timing and I think it is my time now."

He added: "We want to jump there because we have cleaned up the 140lb division. We want to jump in there with the best and beat the best.

"Every young fighter has ambitions and I am really confident I have the style, speed and power to beat him. I also have the best team around me.

"If the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight doesn't happen I am happy to step in there - but that is if Floyd will take the fight.

"At the moment he is saying he doesn't want to fight me.

"It is because of all the hard work you put into boxing. If you put a lot of hard work into it people see that hard work, your performances and see you doing really well and they tend to back off.

"Maybe Floyd doesn't want to get beaten."

Mayweather, 34, a five-weight world champion unbeaten in 41 fights, will step into the ring for the first time in 16 months when he faces Victor Ortiz in a fortnight.

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