Thursday 24 May 2012

Amir Khan planning to make welterweight debut in the UK!

Former IBF and WBA light-welterweight world champ Amir Khan.
Former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan has revealed that his fight with Danny Garcia on July 14th in Las Vegas will be his last bout at light-welterweight. He is planning to move up to welterweight and one day challenge Floyd Mayweather, and he is planning to make his debut at the weight happen in the UK.

The 25-year old has been talking about moving up for a very long time but it never really seemed like he would.
He now believes that it is the right time and he wants his next fight after Garcia to be held in his home town (Bolton) at the Reebok Stadium. Khan's last few fights have been in Vegas and he believes that British fans deserve the chance to come and watch him live.

"I will definitely have another fight this year, in November or December," Khan told Manchester Evening News. "I will move up a weight but I am not looking at anyone yet. I'd like that fight over here. I'd like to bring a Top 10 American over here for the UK fans because I've not fought here for a couple of fights."

"I'd love to fight in Bolton again, It's about getting the timing right and making sure it fits properly. The only place to fight now would be the football stadium."

It will be great for the fans and Khan himself if he does have a big fight in the UK later this year. We have had a few big fights in Britain so far but nobody who is as well-known across the globe as Amir 'King' Khan and if he can bring a "Top 10 American" over here with him it would be great for British boxing.

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