Amir Khan has revealed Floyd Mayweather once told him he was looking for an opponent – then ignored the Brit's pleas to be chosen.
Khan chased a fight against the ring legend throughout his career but was never able to tempt him into the squared circle.
The closest he came was when Mayweather instead opted to fight Marcos Maidana in 2014 before he retired following his win over Conor McGregor three year later.
And in recalling the only conversation he had with his rival, Khan told Sky Sports: "I met Mayweather at a WBC convention in Miami back in 2018.We spoke; he was very respectful, he hugged me.
"We didn't speak about the Maidana thing ever! Mayweather is a funny character. He's one of those type of guys who wants to pick who he fights and be the boss and be the main headline, but when I met him face to face he was a different guy.
"He said hi to me and my wife and to my team and took pictures. "We never spoke about why it didn't happen between us.
"He did say, 'Amir I need a dancing partner!' I said, 'Yo, Floyd it's me who's waiting on you!'"
Khan has not fought since he beat Billy Dib in a hastily-arranged fight in Saudi Arabia last year.
That followed his defeat by welterweight world champion Terence Crawford in New York.
And the 33-year-old also admitted he is unlikely to lure domestic rival Kell Brook into the ring.
He added: "When me and [promoter Eddie Hearn] were in talks we were talking about it at 147lbs. Then as the talks were going on it went quiet.
"Then we hear that he's gone up to 154lbs. He knows I would never go up a weight. I went up against Canelo. I said, 'If I am going to fight it would happen at 147'. It was him who walked away from the fight.
"He's a respectable fighter. He's a good fighter. It would be massive in the UK. 147lbs is the weight, really. I'm not going up or down."
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