Following a 13-month absence from the squared circle, Khan moved up to welterweight and universally outscored tough Puerto Rican Luis Collazo on May 3.
Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) floored the 33-year-old Collazo (35-6, 18 KOs) in the third and twice in the 10th to win by counts of 119-104, 119-104 and 117-106.
Still, despite the landslide outcome, “King Khan” again proved to be a human chandelier and was nearly rendered unconscious by Collazo in the eighth round.
To his credit, Khan persevered and showed much faster hands, good movement and power.
"I am looking at the likes of (Juan Manuel) Marquez and Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather - they are the big names and that is where I belong fighting the top guys," said Khan, 27, who will be shelved this summer while observing Ramadan.
“There are talks about Manny Pacquiao happening in the future - maybe next. So I have left my team, Al Hayman and my team Khan Promotions, to do everything.”
Meanwhile, an eight-division world champ, the 35-year-old Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) is tentatively slated to scrap an opponent to be announced on November 22 in China.
Pacquiao last fought in April after earning a unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley to capture the WBO welterweight title.
Pac-Man officially trumped the 30-year-old Bradley (31-1-0-1, 12 KOs) by scores of 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112.
Displaying elite footwork and the uncanny ability to deliver punches from all angles, an extremely aggressive Pacquiao used his southpaw stance to pepper Bradley with straight left hands.
The “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s by the BWAA was periodically careless and even borderline reckless.
Fortunately for the Filipino icon, Bradley possesses feathery fists and was incapable of seriously hurting Pacquiao.
Bradley, who claimed to suffer a right calf injury in the first round, is quick, tough and gutsy.
Fighting like a man possessed, Bradley landed hard body shots and tried to will himself to greatness.
Regardless, supremely prepared for this sequel, Pacquiao again proved to be too dominant for “Desert Storm.”
In actuality, Khan doesn’t “belong fighting the top guys” like Pacquiao.
“King Khan” is too fragile and will never overcome his notorious glass jaw.
Although “The Fighting Pride of the Philippines” seems destined to meet Marquez for a fifth time, perhaps Manny Pacquiao will instead decide to knock Amir Khan onto Queer Street this autumn.