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'Khan vs Mayweather could be richest fight in history'

September 22, 2011

Amir Khan
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Amir Khan’s probable bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr could be the richest in history and could take place in the US in “six to nine months”, the Briton has said.

But first, the current WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion, will most likely fight American Lamont Peterson in a fight that is tentatively scheduled for December 10.

Speaking about the fight with Mayweather, Khan told Guardian, “It can. And listen I'm ready to fight [him]. I can see a lot of things in my armoury that would beat Floyd – he will take a lot of shots and he will get beat. Floyd Mayweather is beatable – I think definitely he's beatable. The fight will happen definitely – it'll happen within the next nine months – six to nine months.

“Because of the money [involved] it could never be here [the UK], there's too much money, so much money in America. America is 50 times bigger than England so imagine how much popularity we'll get fighting over there.”

As far as his imminent fight with  Peterson is concerned Khan said, “It's on 10 December, that's been confirmed, 99%. We're looking at either Washington or New York or Montreal but I think it's going to be a little bit cold in Montreal. But it will be somewhere in [North America].”