News | May 16 2017

Amir Khan no longer WBC welterweight mandatory challenger

Inactivity sees Amir Khan removed from the WBC rankings
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AMIR KHAN is no longer the WBC’s No 1 welterweight challenger and has been removed from their top 15 altogether due to inactivity.

The former super-lightweight world champion had been placed in the top spot after moving to 147lbs, potentially setting up a clash with former conqueror Danny Garcia, who previously held the WBC welterweight title.

Garcia has since been defeated by Keith Thurman, and in their latest set of rankings the WBC removed Khan, who has not fought since his knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez in a 155lb catchweight contest in May 2016.