AMIR KHAN plans to be ringside in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana rematch have been thwarted by visa problems that have denied him entry into the USA.

The British fighter hoped to strengthen his case to take on Mayweather in May 2015 by attending the American’s latest MGM Grand adventure, but he is yet to make it out of England.

Khan was under the impression his journey had all been approved, but he wasn’t allowed to travel from Manchester airport on Thursday.

The welterweight tweeted: ‘Visa to America was declined after i had it approved a week ago. Was looking forward to the fight. Means I’m still in England.’

Khan’s legal team are now trying to resolve the issue – reported to be due to his frequent family visits to Pakistan – so Khan can take his ringside seat. The fighter was in Miami a few weeks ago, and was due to travel from Vegas to San Francisco, where he trains, on Monday.
The Bolton man is hoping to fight in the USA on December 6, although an opponent is yet to be confirmed.