Amir Khan: 'Floyd Mayweather's told me the fight will happen one day'

Amir Khan during a Press Conference at Mercure Sheffield St. Paul's Hotel & Spa on April 25, 2013
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Amir Khan says that Floyd Mayweather Jnr has told the British boxer that the pair will go toe to toe in the ring "one day".

British boxer Amir Khan has insisted that he and Floyd Mayweather Jnr will enter the ring "one day".

The Bolton-born fighter won an online fan poll in May to become the undefeated boxer's next opponent, but the American instead opted to take on Marcos Maidana.

Khan will feature on the undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 3 against Luis Collazo.

However, Khan believes that Mayweather will have a close eye on his bout against the Puerto Rican, who has clinched 35 wins from 39 fights.

"The fight's going to happen one day in the future, for sure," Khan told Sky Sports News. "I spoke to Floyd on the phone and he said, 'look champ, the fight will happen one day.'

"Mayweather will have his fans, his people watching the fight very closely, and if I put on a great fight, I know that it will probably give me the gateway to the Mayweather fight."

Khan's bout against Collazo will be his first fight in 13 months.

Amir Khan during a Press Conference at Mercure Sheffield St. Paul's Hotel & Spa on April 25, 2013
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