Khan hints at May fight return

Amir Khan has given the biggest hint yet that he will return to the ring in May on Floyd Mayweather's under card.

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Amir Khan releases statement after Mayweather snub

Amir Khan Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Official statement from Amir Khan following the official announcement confirming that Marcos Maidana will fight Floyd Mayweather on Saturday 3rd May.

“Following the announcement by Floyd Mayweather that he will be facing Marcos Maidana on May 3rd I would like to clarify my situation for my fans and members of the media.

“Despite having signed my part of the agreement to fight Floyd in early December, I’ve been preparing myself for some time that the match up with him wasn’t going to happen, as I announced on Twitter a few days ago. Therefore, this announcement did not come as a surprise.

“I am, however, very disappointed with Floyd and his team for not providing any explanation as to why he delayed the announcement for so long and ultimately avoided the fight with me.

“Clarification, if he was not fighting me, would have allowed me to look over my options and pursue another path, rather than the ultimate delay to my career this has caused.

“It has been a very frustrating period as I’d been due to fight in December against Devon Alexander, however, I was strongly advised to not take this fight as I would be facing Floyd this May – and therefore signed my side of the contract on this belief.

“Floyd was keen to engage with the fans and so decided to let them choose who he should fight in his next bout. I clearly won his official poll, by a significant margin, but he decided to ignore the fans' vote and failed to keep his word. Disappointing many fight fans who took the time to vote.

“I genuinely wish Marcos and Floyd all the best for their fight – two great fighters. As a team we have now moved on and are looking at different options.

“I’ve been training very hard since my last fight. I’m a fighter who wants to face the very best out there and have never ducked any opponent.

“I’m focused and ready for my next outing - we currently have a few options on the table at the moment and my team are working alongside Golden Boy Promotions to announce my next fight within the next 10 days.

“I can’t wait to get back in the ring and am determined to put on a great show for my loyal fans who have waited a long time to see me back in action – and I’m very excited about what’s yet to come this year. Thank you for all your continued support.”

Boxing world reacts to Mayweather tweet

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Add me RT @floydmayweather: I'm going to let the fans vote. Tell me who I should fight next. Khan or Maidana? http://t.co/xjF5xdnPE3

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“@whothefareyou: @eddiehearn ...Who do you think should Floyd choose, Khan or Maidana?” Maidana so @specialkbrook can fight Khan

Maidana responds to Mayweather tweet

Carlos Maidana has responded to Floyd Mayweather's question to fans about who he should face next, by posting the question in Spanish.

Mayweather could face Bolton's Amir Khan, but Argentinian Maidana has reposted Mayweather's tweet in his native language to Spanish fans.

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RT @floydmayweather Dejaré que los fans voten. Díganme a quién debería enfrentar el 3 de mayo. ¿Khan o Maidana? http://t.co/fZ2xLu4HNc

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@boxing_memes For any poll to be fair it should also be launched in Spanish as well. Latino fans are the best in boxing! #LATINPOWER

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Thousands respond to Mayweather tweet

Floyd Mayweather's tweet had received thousands of interactions Credit: Twitter

Floyd Mayweather's question to fans over who his next fight should be with has had thousands of interactions on Twitter.

Mayweather posed the question with a picture of Amir Khan and Marcos Madiana, the two men linked to face the boxer next.

Bolton-born Khan signed a contract in December that put him in line for a possible super-fight with Mayweather this year, but he is still waiting to find out if he will face the unbeaten world light-middleweight champion

Fans to decide if Amir Khan faces Floyd Mayweather

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I'm going to let the fans vote. Tell me who I should fight next. Khan or Maidana? http://t.co/342WnS26Vz

Floyd Mayweather has asked his fans on Twitter if he should fight Amir Khan next.

The Bolton-born star signed a contract in December that put him in line for a possible super-fight, but he could also face Argentina's Marcos Maidana.

Khan, a former world champion and 2004 Olympic silver medallist, has been holding out for a lucrative clash with Mayweather since suffering a scare in his last fight - a dramatic points victory over Julio Diaz - in Sheffield last April.

Bolton's Khan has a 28-3 record as a professional, while Mayweather has won all 45 of his bouts, including victory over the previously undefeated Ricky Hatton in 2008.The 30-year-old Maidana, who Khan beat in 2011, has a 35-3 record.

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