News | Aug 05 2014

Amir Khan expects to fight in December

John Dennen hears Amir Khan speak from the Commonwealth Games
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AMIR KHAN expects his next fight to take place in early December. “No opponent just yet, the date’s December time, first or second week,” Khan said.

He wants the big fights, but with Floyd Mayweather taking the Marcos Maidana rematch in September and Manny Pacquiao boxing in Macao in November, the superstars of the sport will have to wait until next year. Someone like Robert Guerrero is a possible opponent for December.

Khan was speaking at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where he was impressed by what he saw, particularly among the athletes. “The respect is there so that’s a good thing. Especially with boxers, normally that’s never there,” Amir said. “When I was in the Olympics, I was walking and I saw my opponent I was going to be fighting on the Wednesday, this was on a Monday, and he walked past me and shoulder barged me. I was only 17. I thought it was a tactic to put me off or whatever, because I was on my own there, I had no team around me. I wasn’t scared but [thought] these are the tactics. But here you don’t see any of that. I remember seeing the Scottish and English fighters sat together having something to eat.”