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Schaefer: Mayweather keen to fight Khan in UK

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Amir Khan could be set to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr in front of his home fans after his promoter confirmed the American would be happy to fight in the UK.

Khan, who takes on Danny Garcia in Las Vegas on Saturday night, is bidding to unify the WBA and WBC titles, along with the Ring magazine belt, in what could be his last fight at light-welterweight.

Should he come past Garcia unscathed, Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer confirmed Mayweather could be Khan's first challenge if he decides to step up to 147 pounds. Mayweather, currently serving a three-month jail term in Nevada, is set to be released from prison next month.

"He will be looking for a fight later in the year and so is Amir," Schaefer told Sky Sports News. "We are suddenly going to have these kinds of conversations.

"I am going to have dinner with Team Khan, with Amir's father and his legal advisor and we are going to map out his next steps.

"But again, we want to do first things first - Saturday night is not going to be a walk in the park for Amir and he knows that.

"But if everything goes good then of course Floyd Mayweather is there and he is waiting. Floyd Mayweather said more than once to me in his opinion his best fans are from the UK - he wouldn't mind at all to do that fight or any fight for that matter, from England."

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