AMIR KHAN intends to fight three times in 2017, beginning with a welterweight contest in January.
The 29-year-old was flattened by Canelo Alvarez in May, in what was a 155lb catchweight fight for the WBC world middleweight title.
Having won two world titles at super-lightweight, Khan moved to welter in 2014 before electing to fight Alvarez. He has since taken to social media and confirmed he will return to 147lbs.
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 22, 2016
After his loss to Canelo, the Bolton fighter admitted the jump in weight may have been too much and stated that he would take a break before returning to the ring.
He remains the No 1 challenger to Danny Garcia’s WBC welterweight title, a fight that would also give him a chance at revenge for the fourth-round stoppage Garcia took over Amir in 2012.
He had previously expressed an interest in pursuing a fight with UFC superstar Conor McGregor, and urged to Irishman to contact him after Conor outpointed Nate Diaz at the weekend.
Amazing fight @TheNotoriousMMA Showed true heart/balls and guts. Well done, have a good rest. See you soon. Call me, we need to talk 😉
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 21, 2016
A monster domestic fight with IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook could certainly still be on the cards, though a lot depends on how Brook fares against Gennady Golovkin at middleweight on September 10.