Amir Khan has Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in sights

Amir Khan beat Devon Alexander by unanimous points decision in Las Vegas.
Amir Khan beat Devon Alexander by unanimous points decision in Las Vegas.

Amir Khan is thinking globally rather than nationally after beating Devon Alexander in Las Vegas.

There was no middleweight world title on offer for the Bolton man but his slick points win means he can consider himself a strong contender to face unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather in 2015.

Khan has long sought the fight but now, after impressing in Vegas, can offer a genuine case for the match being made.

If he cannot meet Mayweather he is eyeing former stablemate Manny Pacquiao.

Either of those would mean there will be no domestic grudge match with IBF champion Kell Brook next, but Khan wants to cash in while his stock is high.

“If Mayweather doesn’t happen, Manny Pacquiao is a great name,” he told BBC Radio Five Live.

“We trained together, there’s a great storyline there. With Kell Brook, that fight will always be there but at the moment I want to catch the right guys because how long are they going to be in boxing for? They’re at the top of their game.”

Khan is targeting a May 2 date with Mayweather, who has not lost in 47 fights.

“This puts me in a great position to fight the biggest names of boxing; Mayweather, Pacquiao. That’s where I belong and today (Alexander) was a great statement,” he added.

“Everybody now wants that fight (against Mayweather).

“The public demand, Golden Boy (Khan’s promoters) were saying they want that fight with Mayweather. It’s up to him, the ball is in his court.

“It’s the fight the fans want, why don’t we get it done now? I’m only getting better, I am hitting my peak. I can’t wait to show the world what I have.”

Khan already did that in the early hours of Sunday.

He controlled the fight from the start, using his superior speed to stay ahead of Alexander and out-punching his American opponent who could do nothing to change the rhythm as the night went on.

Khan’s performance was reflected in a comfortable win, with the fight scored 119-109, 118-110, 120-108 - the 30th win of his professional career.