Amir Khan doesn't want to cast his sight too far ahead with a Saturday junior-welterweight title unification bout against unbeaten Danny Garcia scheduled, but the British fighter has been lured in Las Vegas this week by the idea of fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. next.
While Mayweather is still in a Las Vegas jail serving a term for a domestic violence crime, his advisor, Leonard Ellerbe, and manager Al Haymon have met this week both with Khan and the boxer's promoter, Richard Schaefer, to discuss the possibility of a welterweight match in the near future.
Schaefer said he has a Thursday night dinner scheduled with Khan's father, Shah, to "discuss what's next."
Khan said by beating Philadelphia's Garcia (23-0, 14 knockouts) on Saturday night on HBO at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas that he believes he will have effectively cleaned out the 140-pound division.
Schaefer agreed, saying a Khan victory would force the boxer "to look at the 147-pound landscape, and the one fight he'd like there is Floyd Mayweather."