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British welterweight Amir Khan revealed that talks are still ongoing between his side and those of Devon Alexander about a possible bout in Dubai.
Khan is still looking to re-establish himself as dominant figure in the division following losses to Lamont Peterson in 2011 and Danny Garcia in 2012.
The Bolton-born fighter has moved to try and restore his reputation by beating Carlos Molina in round 10 by TKO and Julio Diaz on a points decision.
If the 26-year-old can find a way past Alexander then he is likely to be rewarded with a match-up against the man regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.
The former WBA and IBF light welterweight champion revealed that although the two camps have agreed on a date for the bout they are still to come to a decision on a venue that suits both parties.
The Olympic silver medallist admits that he would like to head to Dubai and try to showcase to sport to a new audience rather than meet in Las Vegas.
Khan said: “We discussed Dubai and put it on the table as my preferred option to Devon.
“He wasn’t sure at first and suggested Vegas. But negotiations are going right now. My dad and Richard Schaefer are talking to the right people in Dubai.”