If he could do it all over again, Amir Khan probably would have fought Devon Alexander last December, a fight that he pulled out of -- on "strong advisement," he's noted -- in order to wait for a May 3 shot at pound-for-pound and dollar-for-dollar boxing king Floyd Mayweather.
"I do regret it a little bit now. That would've probably put me in a better position because I would have been a world champion and on top of that I would have had a good win, rather than being out of the game for such a long time."
Khan (28-3, 19 KO) fought just once in 2013, a rocky win in April over veteran Julio Diaz in the United Kingdom. He hasn't won a notable fight in years at this point, and a win over Alexander may have been enough to give him the win in the sweepstakes over Marcos Maidana, who landed the fight due to a December 14 victory against Adrien Broner.
Khan has said he plans to announce a fight shortly, and there's plenty of speculation that, in fact, Broner could be his opponent, and that the fight could land on the May 3 Mayweather-Maidana undercard.
"A few names have been put to me - even someone like Broner would be a great fight for me. The fight would probably be in America and possibly be on a Floyd card as well. But I have a contract with Showtime, so I have my own television deal in the US.
"More than likely the fight will probably be in America. There are a few names, I'm going to sit down with Golden Boy and my team. I want to fight the top names in the division - I want to cement my place there."