Boxing: Khan eyes Alexander fight

Amir Khan is hoping to fight Devon Alexander

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Amir Khan is hoping to fight IBF Welterweight champion Devon Alexander and believes it could lead to a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Khan is looking to win a world title at 147lbs and is urging Alexander to sign up for the fight, which could take place in Dubai in December.

The American seems to be having second thoughts, and Khan says he is willing to fight him anywhere as long as the fight goes ahead.

“I have tried to get Devon Alexander,” he said. “It was looking promising. He said he wanted to fight at the start and now it slowly seems that he is not 100 per cent sure about it, coming up with excuses.

“Even if it’s not in Dubai, I will fight him in America, I will fight him wherever.”

The Bolton fighter admits the ultimate aim is to take on Mayweather Jr and says he is willing to step up his training and spend more time in America to make sure he is in top shape.

“It’s all about moving to that big fight against Mayweather,” said Khan. “Hopefully getting this win against Alexander will get me into that fight.

“We are going back and forth to America and doing mini camps but I’m trying to spend more time there.

“This time I’ll be there for 15 weeks rather than rushing into training straight away for eight weeks. I can build into it.”

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