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'Disappointed' Khan wishes Berto best of luck

Amir Khan didn't get the call for the Mayweather fight he's been seeking for yet another time, but he still thinks his stablemate can put up a good fight.

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

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. That seems to be the story of Amir Khan's life after desperately seeking out a big-money fight with Floyd Mayweather the past few years. So instead of fielding a ridiculous number of interview requests Khan received after the Mayweather-Berto announcement was made, Amir instead just decided to release a statement.

"I'm disappointed not to have got the fight for what is the third time after having been one of the frontrunners. However, there are many big fights out there for me and I'm going to continue working hard to establish myself at the top of the welterweight division. Floyd Mayweather has fought the biggest names throughout his career and has earned the right to face whoever he chooses.

"I wish my stablemate Andre Berto and trainer Virgil Hunter the very best of luck in the fight. I have seen how hard Andre trains and works and know that he is ready to give Floyd a very tough night." - Amir Khan

Now we'll have and see what's Amir's contingency plan is for his next fight. I mean, after going through this for the third time I would have to think he has a contingency plan, right? Khan has been mentioned to be turning his attention towards a potential Pacquiao fight, but even if that comes together it likely wouldn't happen until early next year. Will Amir continue to play the waiting game, or will he take some of the other potentially dangerous fights out there for him?

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