MORE recently seen on our screens in a reality television show, Amir Khan has not boxed since he suffered a bad knockout at the hands of Canelo Alvarez in May 2016.
But he has sketched out his plan for a comeback. He wants to box in March 2018 in a tune up bout and then box again in July and December.
He fought Canelo at 155lbs but reckons he can return to welterweight. That rules out a potential fight with WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.
“[He’s] too heavy. I’m sticking to 147lbs,” Khan stated.
That would complicate making a fight with Kell Brook, Khan’s great British rival. Brook is boxing at light-middleweight, moving up to fight Sergey Rabchenko after losing his welterweight world title to Errol Spence last year.
When it comes to a television broadcaster, Khan’s team are “in talks”. “Announce soon,” he says.
As for potential opponents, Keith Thurman, the unified WBA and WBC welterweight champion, would be the ultimate target at 147lbs. “I love the Thurman fight,” he said, “after March tune up.”
Perhaps Adrien Broner would be an ideal antagonist for Khan’s comeback too. “Would love that at 147lbs,” he says…