Khan set to fight Mayweather following recent poll

10/02/2014 09:04

Amir Khan (28-3) may have moved a step closer to securing a fight with Floyd Mayweather following the results of a recent poll set by the American.

Mayweather had invited fans to choose between Khan and Marcos Maidana for his next opponent on May 3 and the Bolton fighter has amassed 60 per cent of the 35,000 votes cast.

Former WBA and IBF light-welterweight king Khan has received over 21,000 votes in the poll to face the pound-for-pound king on Mayweather Promotions website.

The fight - which would be promoted by Golden Boy Promotions - is expected to net the Brit around £3.5million.

Mayweather, 36, currently holds the WBC light-middleweight and welterweight titles.

Khan, 27, has been inactive since April last year, a close points win over Julio Diaz in Sheffield in which he suffered a knockdown in round four.

Since then, Khan pulled out of talks to fight Devon Alexander in December when it became clear he was in the running to become Mayweather's next opponent.

Khan has been strongly tipped as Mayweather’s next opponent since the champion’s one-sided win over Mexican Saul Alvarez in September - his 45th win in his 22nd world title contest. Khan will compete in his ninth if the fight comes off.