Boxing – Khan left waiting by superstar Mayweather


Floyd Mayweather has refused to disclose whether his last opponent in September will be Amir Khan and revealed he plans to surrender all five of his world titles.

The American great won a unanimous points decision against Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday and reiterated he will end his six-fight agreement with Showtime later this year. The 38-year-old said he intends to give up his belts so that his final appearance will be for prestige only and by relinquishing his titles he hopes to help other fighters.
“I decided backstage that I will give them up. I don’t know if that will happen on Monday or maybe a couple weeks,” said Mayweather.
“My last fight will still be a championship fight over 12 rounds, but there won’t be any belts.
“I’ll talk to my team and see what we need to do. Other fighters need a chance. Give other fighters a chance. I’m not greedy.”
British hope Khan revealed Mayweather’s manager, Len Ellerbe, approached him after Saturday about a future fight but the Grand Rapids star said he would not be rushed.
Asked if his last fight might be against the Bolton fighter, the unbeaten superstar replied: “I’m not thinking about that. All I want to do right now is go home and rest.”
Amir Khan, 28, takes on former light-welterweight world champion Chris Algieri on 30th May and is available to back in the Bet365 fight prices at 1/16.