Brit Muslim boxer to take on Mayweather, Pacquiao in a year's time

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London, May 4 (ANI): WBA World light welterweight champion Amir Khan has said that he will be ready to take on American legend Floyd Mayweather Junior and Philippine Manny Pacquiao in a year's time.

Khan, who defends his title against Paulie Malignaggi in New York on May 15, said it is only a matter of fine tuning his skills before he can take on the world's top two fighters.

The British boxer is willing to move up a division to fight undefeated Mayweather, who cruised to a unanimous points verdict over Sugar Shane Mosley in Las Vegas on Saturday night, The Sun reports.

"In 12 months from now, I will be ready for Manny and Floyd Mayweather Junior," Khan said.

Mayweather and Pacquiao were due to fight this year before rows over drug testing got in the way.

But Khan has no doubt the money-spinning bout will go ahead. "I know them both well and they both want to fight," he said.

"It's the promoters trying to sort out all the details that are holding it up. Who would win? That's a tough one but I'd say Manny. He's more aggressive and I think he'd take Mayweather into an uncomfortable zone where he hasn't been for a very long time," Khan said.

"Floyd likes to control a fight but so does Manny and he has a higher work rate. If things go well, I could end up fighting the winner. This game's all about timing. You have to know the best time to have these big fights. I want to catch these guys when they have come off their peak," he added. (ANI)

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