Amir Khan could yet end up facing Floyd Mayweather in 2014 after it was confirmed that he would no longer be facing Devon Alexander on 7 December.
There has been much speculation in recent weeks that Khan was next a line to face current pound-for-pound king Mayweather, though both camps have denied that a fight has already been agreed.
Khan made it clear that it was his intention to face Alexander but it was confirmed late last week that the 26 year old would instead be sharing a ring with Shawn Porter at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio on 30 November.
This now raises the question of who Khan will next face, with it being highly unlikely that he will box again this year as there are few other notable opponents available in the coming months.
Khan has been training out in America with coach Virgil Hunter but Alexander's trainer/manager Kevin Cunningham stated just last week that he didn't feel as though the Briton wanted the fight.
"I've been told by my people the Khan situation is probably not happening, so I don't know what they're talking about." Cunningham told ESPN. "As far as I'm concerned, Khan is putting that statement out to make it look like they have the intent to fight Devon, but at this moment we still have no deal.
"They're not going to keep screwing around with us. I think the statement is a bunch of BS and that he doesn't want to fight Devon."
There is yet to be an official statement from Khan's camp but Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Boxing, suggested that he would now be searching for a new opponent.
"I am saying [Alexander-Khan] is not happening and I'm going to be exploring some other opportunities for Amir," Schaefer told ESPN. "That's all I am prepared to say and I have nothing to say about Floyd Mayweather.
"But Amir wouldn't have gone to training camp if it wouldn't have been to get ready for Devon Alexander. There is no question he was planning on fighting Devon and we were planning on the fight. Now Team Khan and me are exploring some other opportunities. Whether they happen or not, I don't know."
Khan has only fought once this year, recovering from a knockdown in the fourth round to outpoint Julio Diaz in Sheffield back in April.
The 26 year old has often stated that he believes he has the tools to inflict a first loss on Mayweather who is actively seeking an opponent for May 2014.