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Khan: I won't chase Mayweather fight

Amir Khan vows that he won't chase a Mayweather fight any longer, though he believes he's the frontrunner for September.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Amir Khan says there's more than a 50% chance that he'll face Floyd Mayweather in September. However despite this proclamation, Khan swears that he intends to stay busy and won't sit out to chase the fight like he's done in the past.

"There has been a lot of talk that it will be September when Mayweather is back in the ring again," Khan told BBC Radio 5 live. "I am not going to chase it like I used to chase it. I am going to keep on fighting and if it comes, it comes."

As much as we all like to give Amir a hard time for the silly things he says at times, this is the approach I think he should've taken all along. Sitting out, waiting to get the call, while others were making big impressions at the time (namely Marcos Maidana) obviously didn't serve him too well. At least he's learned enough to alter his approach. Amir has previously stated that a September fight with Mayweather wasn't a real possibility because of his religious practices around Ramadan - but now he's saying he can find a work-around for that.

"I can work around it. I am spending more time in the gym before and after training camps, so when I join the camps I am half-way there. I am happy at this weight and feel comfortable. I think I can do the September fight if it happens. It gives me enough time to do my Ramadan and fasting - and then go into training camps for nine to 10 weeks."

Before all this can happen though, Amir has to take care of business against Chris Algieri on May 29th - in a fight that no one was asking for but we got anyway. Most people view this as an easy fight for Khan since Aligeri really doesn't  possess any advantages over Khan in this match-up.

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