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Amir Khan ‘disappointed’ to miss out on Floyd Mayweather fight a third time

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Khan says gym-mate Berto is ready to give Mayweather a tough night, writes John Dennen

AMIR KHAN’S wait to fight Floyd Mayweather has stretched on for over year, only to end now. The pound-for-pound ruler, almost to add insult to injury, has selected the Briton’s gym-mate Andre Berto as the opponent for what could be his last fight.

““I’m disappointed not to have got the fight for what is the third time after having been one of the frontrunners. However, there are many big fights out there for me and I’m going to continue working hard to establish myself at the top of the welterweight division,” Khan said.

There are highly appealing options for him. He is discussing the possibility of fighting Manny Pacquiao next year and open to boxing Kell Brook, which would be a massive event in the UK.

Now Khan has thrown his support behind Berto, who like Amir is trained by Virgil Hunter. “Floyd Mayweather has fought the biggest names throughout his career and has earned the right to face whoever he chooses. I wish my stablemate Andre Berto and trainer Virgil Hunter the very best of luck in the fight. I have seen how hard Andre trains and works and know that he is ready to give Floyd a very tough night,” Khan concluded.

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