Khan talks for Provodnikov

Ruslan Provodnikov has confirmed his team are in negotiations with Amir Khan over a November showdown in America.

Khan has yet to decide on his next opponent after missing out on Floyd Mayweather, who hung up his gloves at the weekend after defeating Andre Berto to secure a record-equalling 49th straight win.

The former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion has not fought since defeating Chris Algieri on points in May, but has been linked with a possible fight against Shane Mosley in Dubai on December 13.

Provodnikov's promoters, Showtime, said last week they had approached Khan over a New York showdown in the autumn and the Russian has now confirmed talks have taken place.

"My team is taking care of the negotiations, I'm not really sure what's going on at the moment," Provodnikov told behindthegloves.com through an interpreter while in Las Vegas at the weekend.

"I already came here for training camp a few days ago and I'm ready to fight anyone; whether it's him or somebody else I'm ready to fight.

"My team has to make it happen and then I'm ready.

"I would be ready to fight him in Dubai or here, my team knows the details, but the fight is supposed to be in America.

"If nothing else comes up it's the fight we want because Brandon Rios didn't want the fight. We were trying to get (Jesse) Vargas but we don't know if he wants the fight, obviously (Timothy) Bradley doesn't want the fight because he says that out loud, he says 'I'm not going to fight Ruslan'.

"But right now, with what's in the news Amir Khan doesn't want to fight him either."

However, former WBO light-welterweight champion Provodnikov, who has 24 wins and four defeats since turning pro in 2004, remains hopefully of securing an autumn showdown with Khan.

"He's been in some tough fights; he's fought some real great opposition so definitely a great fighter and definitely a fighter I would want to fight because I think it would be a great fight. So I'm hoping the fight happens.

"We were discussing for November."

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