Amir Khan favours Floyd Mayweather as he waits in wings in Las Vegas

Briton in line to face winner of ‘biggest fight ever’ backs American world No1 to beat Manny Pacquiao

When Amir Khan sits alongside the cream of American sporting royalty at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, in a ringside seat worth around $100,000 (about £66,000) on the black market, he will be there as a guest of Al Haymon, the adviser he shares with Floyd Mayweather.

That ought to be as clear an indicator as is reasonably logical that the boy from Bolton is at the head of the queue to fight the winner of Mayweather’s potentially epic battle with Manny Pacquiao, given that Khan trained with the Filipino, but history suggests Khan will be sweating for a little while yet.

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