Amir Khan
Amir Khan is eager to face Floyd Mayweather before the American retires following his victory over Manny PacquiaoGetty Images

Floyd Mayweather Snr has talked up a prospective bout between his son and Amir Khan following the former's dominant win over Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

Mayweather Jr, who is now unbeaten in 48 professional career fights, finally stepped into the ring with his great pound-for-pound rival at the MGM Grand on 2 May after years of difficult negotiations and various disagreements had led many to believe such a bout would never come to pass.

While Pacquiao was expected to provide a stern test of his credentials in front of a hugely supportive crowd, the controversial American instead secured a comfortable points victory after keeping his opponent at bay for long spells thanks to a potent combination of faultless footwork and a highly effective jab.

After his latest victory, Mayweather confirmed his intention to relinquish his title belts and honour his lucrative contract with broadcaster Showtime by contesting one last fight in September.

An opponent for that potential farewell contest has yet to be decided but Mayweather's father and trainer believes Khan could be the ideal man due to his belief the Briton would not pose much of a threat.

"Given he's fought all the hard hitters, my son needs to get his contract and end it with an easy fight," he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "He don't need no tough fight. Khan would be a good fight for him. My son would beat him, I know. Khan has a pretty decent jab but all the technical things, he can't do."

Khan, sitting among many other famous faces at ringside for the "Fight of the Century", faces journeyman Chris Algieri at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on 29 May but has made little secret of his desire to face Mayweather over recent months.

Indeed, the 28-year-old even revealed to the BBC that he could choose to meet either Pacquiao or Mayweather in future but clearly still prioritises a contest against the 11-time world champion.

"I'm in a position where I could face either but I want Mayweather," he said. "Financially they know it will be a big fight and it will be an exciting fight. I think Mayweather's team want the fight but I've spoken to Manny's team and they've said the same thing, that they want a fight.

"I really believe I have Mayweather's number and I'm ready for whatever he wants. I can't do September because of Ramadan. It just depends on my schedule this year but if we can do this year or early next year I will definitely jump to it."

If Khan were indeed to agree a date with Mayweather, it would surely come as a disappointment to Kell Brook who called out his domestic rival following his win over Romanian Jo Jo Dan in March.

Brook is scheduled to fight Frankie Gavin at the O2 Arena on 30 May but has also previously spoken of the prospect of facing the winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao and putting his IBF welterweight belt on the line in a unification bout.