Following on from announcing his decision to team up with Matchroom, Amir Khan outlined some possible future opponents as he looks to make another assault on the welterweight division following nearly two years out after his ko loss to Canelo Alvarez.
The former world champion will return to the ring on April 21st in the Echo Arena, Liverpool with an opponent to be announced next week.
The 31-year-old plans to come back at welterweight (147 lbs), but has again outlined his desire to face long-time rival Kell Brook who recently moved up to light-middleweight (154 lbs), but Khan hasnt ruled out following him up in weight –
“Looking at future fights, maybe someone like Kell Brook. I know he has moved up a weight but maybe that fight could happen later on in the year. I need to see what weight I am going to feel comfortable. I am still saying I can make 147 lbs but once I put the muscle on and once I go back into training camp – that is when I will get a better understanding what weight I want to fight at.
“But look I want to be in the big fights. I belong in the big fights. I want to finish off my boxing career in these next couple of years with a big bang.”
And Khan went on to say that he’s eyeing up potential fights with the top welterweights in the division –
“Imagine bringing the likes of Prescott, Garcia and Peterson to the UK and having those big fights? Garcia and Peterson are both on the same level as me – I am at that world boxing level.”
“I want to still win another world title. I want to come back with a big bang. It has been some time out of the ring.”