IBF and WBA world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan will fight twice more before he heads for a pound-for-pound bout against Floyd Mayweather Jnr in 2012.
The choice of next option for Khan is now between Erik Morales, who has yet to beat Lucas Matthysse for the vacant WBC title next month, and Marcos Maidana. However, Khan has ruled out the possibility of a rematch with Maidana, instead favouring Morales as his final opponent at light-welterweight.
Maidana had hoped for a repeat of their match last December with Khan prevailing on points after surviving a dramatic 10th round. But Khan, who has 10 December pencilled in for his next appearance, sees no value in facing the Argentinian for a second time.
"Maidana's been saying I'm avoiding him and don't want to fight him, but he was my mandatory a year ago and I beat him fair and square," he said. "Now he wants a rematch but I've got bigger fish to fry. There are other names I want and I want them quickly because they might not be there again.
"If I was to fight Maidana again I'd beat him again, only more convincingly this time. It would be easier because I know exactly what he does and I wouldn't make any of the mistakes I did in the first fight. It could happen in the future but there are other names I want first."
Morales meets Lucas Matthysse for the vacant WBC title on 17 September, and Khan, who has set his sights on a superfight against Mayweather next year, said a clash between himself and Morales would be far more lucrative.
"I'll fight anyone, but I really want to fight the winner of Morales and Matthysse. That would be another title in the bank," he said.
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