Numerous media outlets have reported that Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) will scrap the 36-year-old Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) on May 3.
Khan was once tentatively slated to face IBF welterweight titlist Devon Alexander this weekend at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn.
However, Khan decided to bypass Alexander (25-1, 14 KOs) and instead focus on a potential match against Mayweather.
“King Khan” most recently exited the squared circle in April after outscoring Mexican Julio Diaz.
Flattened by a left hook in the fourth and staggered by the same punch in the eighth, 10th and 11th rounds, Khan was lucky to escape without losing to the 33-year-old Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KOs).
“He is undefeated and I want to be the one to defeat him,” said Khan, 26, who became one of the most youthful British world champs ever at the age of 22.
“I have been training very hard for the past 8-10 weeks. My next fight will be in May 2014, and I hope it’s against Mayweather. My team is working to make this happen. But, I am not focusing on it. My aim is to focus on my training and get as fitter and stronger as I can.”
Comparatively, in a masterful showing, Mayweather earned a majority decision over talented bruiser Saul Alvarez on September 14 to gain the WBC light middleweight crown.
Although the 23-year-old Alvarez (42-1-1, 30 KOs) didn’t perform poorly and consistently forced the action, Mayweather landed flush shots for 36 minutes that flustered and slowed the youngster.
Destined to equal Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 mark and retire as an unbeaten titleholder, Mayweather’s a defensive virtuoso and one of the premier prizefighters in history.
In stark contrast to The Ring “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007, “King Khan” is simply an overrated chandelier.