The 27-year-old Bolton, Lancashire, UK native and former junior welterweight champ will be taking on former WBA welterweight titlist, Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KOs) in a bout many feel may be an eliminator of sorts to determine Mayweather’s next opponent.
Collazo, 32, is coming off a second round knockout of Victor Ortiz in January that caps off a four-fight win streak.
Khan, on the other hand, is 2-2 in his last four bouts, losing to Lamont Peterson via decision and Danny Garcia via TKO and also looking extremely fragile in subsequent comeback fights against Carlos Molina and Julio Diaz.
“I’m looking forward to fighting in Las Vegas once again, and my intention on May 3 is to make a statement that I belong on this big stage,” Khan said via prepared media statement. “Luis Collazo might be coming off of a big win, but I am in incredible shape and am ready for this challenge. A win on May 3 is what I need to prove that I truly am one of the best welterweights in the sport.”
Rumored to be rounding out the May 3 PPV card: Adrien Broner vs. Carlos Molina and J’Leon Love vs. Marco Antonio Periban.