Floyd Mayweather asks fans to vote on Twitter on who he should fight next - Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana

Mayweather asked his fans on Twitter to decide between the Bolton fighter and Marcos Maidana over who he should face next

Floyd Mayweather has asked his fans to vote on whether he should fight Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana next.

Khan signed a contract in December that put him in line for a possible showdown with Mayweather this year, but the Briton is still waiting to find out if he will face the unbeaten world light-middleweight champion.

A bout in May in Las Vegas has been mooted as a possibility, but Khan is not the only contender for Mayweather, with Argentine Maidana also an option for the 36-year-old American.

Now pound-for-pound world No 1, Mayweather has sought the opinion of fans as to which of the two he should face, writing on his Twitter account: “I’m going to let the fans vote. Tell me who I should fight next. Khan or Maidana?”

Khan, a former world champion and 2004 Olympic silver medallist, has been holding out for a lucrative fight with Mayweather since suffering a scare in his last fight – a dramatic points victory over Julio Diaz – in Sheffield last April.

He has a 28-3 record as a professional, while Mayweather has won all 45 of his bouts, including victory over the previously undefeated Ricky Hatton in 2008.The 30-year-old Maidana, who Khan beat on points in 2011, has a 35-3 record.

Wladimir Klitschko announced yesterday he will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against Australian challenger Alex Leapai in Oberhausen, Germany, on 26 April.

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