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Boxing: Fans want Mayweather-Khan match-up

Published on Feb 11, 2014 7:19 AM
 
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (centre) greets fans and amateur boxers during a visit to conduct training clinics in Soweto on Jan 16, 2014. The votes are in, and fight fans say Britain's Amir Khan should be Mayweather's next opponent, according to an online poll conducted on Mayweather's website.  -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The votes are in, and fight fans say Britain's Amir Khan should be American Floyd Mayweather's next opponent, according to an online poll conducted on Mayweather's website.

World Boxing Association welterweight champion Marcos Maidana had held a lead in the voting on Mayweather's mayweatherpromotions.com online poll, but when the voting ended on Sunday Khan had swept past him with 20,105 votes to 15,474 for Maidana.

Although unbeaten Mayweather had invited fans to choose between Khan and Maidana as his foe for a May 3 Las Vegas bout, it wasn't immediately clear if a Mayweather-Khan clash was indeed now a given.

At 45-0 with 26 knockouts, Mayweather is approaching the 46-0 career mark of retired Welsh star Joe Calzaghe and the iconic 49-0 mark of heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano.

 
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