Amir Khan: 'Going up to welterweight is a possibility'

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Amir Khan admits that moving up to welterweight is a possibility as he looks to earn a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Amir Khan has revealed that there is a "possibility" that he will make the move up to welterweight in a bid to earn a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The Bolton-born fighter battled to a tough points win over Julio Diaz in his last bout and now has his sights set on challenging Mayweather.

The 26-year-old believes that he may just be one fight away from the bout he wants, but admits that he will have to make the move up.

Khan also insists that a decision is yet to be made, but he plans to discuss ideas with promoter Richard Schaefer soon.

"Going up to welterweight and fighting Devon Alexander is a possibility," said Khan. "It seems the fights at light-welterweight with Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson are not getting made.

"I am not going to wait around for them because one day they will move up. I am getting big for the weight and I am just going to see what Richard Schaefer says when we meet.

"I could be one fight away from the Mayweather fight if things go to plan."

Khan has 28 wins and three losses from his 31 professional fights.

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