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Defeat will end Khan's Mayweather chances

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Amir Khan has been warned that defeat to Luis Collazo on Saturday night will end his hopes of a lucrative showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Khan was left frustrated after Mayweather chose to fight Marcos Maidana instead, despite the Brit having topped a fans' poll set up by the unbeaten American.

Khan promised to deliver a showcase performance against Collazo on the Mayweather/Maidana undercard in Las Vegas. The Bolton fighter been reassured he is still on Mayweather's hit list but, should he suffer a fourth career loss, then his chances of a dream bout will be significantly damaged.

When asked if a Khan defeat would squander a bout with Mayweather, CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe said: "What do you think? Yes? Yes.

"Amir Khan is a terrific young fighter and winning solves everything. Hopefully for him, he wins OK and can be impressive."

Mayweather is set to earn a guaranteed purse of £19 million ($32m) for his world title unification bout with Maidana.

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