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Amir Khan tweets that Marcos Maidana will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Amir Khan or someone with access to his Twitter account has taken to the social media outlet to reveal Floyd Mayweather Jr. has picked Marcos Maidana ahead of the British welterweight for his next opponent.

However, it's not clear how Khan and Co. know this. No official announcement has been made by the undefeated American on who he will fight on May 3. Plus, Khan tweets only that he hasn't heard from Mayweather.

Still, Khan’s camp seems convinced he is no longer in the running to be the chosen one.

The 27-year-old Englishman expressed his disappointment and anger over Mayweather’s apparent snub in a series of tweets Friday. There was even a telling message of support for Maidana, whom Khan beat on points back in 2011.

No response from Mayweather or his team," Khan tweeted. "Fights not happening. I should of taken the title fight last December against [Devon] Alexander…”

"Very disrespected by his team. Wasted my time. Good luck to Maidana, against Mayweather."

Can I apologise to the thousands of people who are let down. You, me and everyone wanted the Mayweather fight. He's running scared.

Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions, Khan's promoter, told mlive.com that a Mayweather-Maidana deal has not been reached and that Mayweather advisor Al Haymon confirmed that fact.

Schaefer said he has been unable to reach Khan since the comments were tweeted.

 

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