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

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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.

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