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Amir Khan moving up to welterweight

Updated: June 3, 2013, 4:47 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Former unified junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan is moving up to the welterweight division with his next fight shaping up to be an elimination bout for a future opportunity to face pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"I think I'll be a lot more comfortable at 147," Khan told ESPN.com. "I've been struggling to make the weight. I've been at 140 for a long time (since mid-2009). So I'll be looking to fight at 147."

Khan's next opponent will now likely be Devon Alexander.

"I'll ...

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