Advertisement
Advertisement

Amir Khan Decides on 147 Move, Eyes Alexander Shot

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former champion Amir Khan (28-3, 19KOs) is planning to make his move to the welterweight division on December 7th in the United States. Khan is going to be ringside at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City when Devon Alexander defends his IBF welterweight title against Lee Purdy. Khan's younger brother, Haroon, is fighting on the undercard.

“I’m going to have a nice little break now with Ramadan coming up, but once I’ve done all that I’m looking at December 7 – and you’re the first to know that!. It’ll be a step up to 147-pounds and – hopefully – it’ll be for a world title,” Khan told The Bolton News.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Red Cyclone on 05-23-2013

[QUOTE=F!x;13407044]If he beats Alexander he'll get the Mayweather fight straight away..[/QUOTE] Needs to fight Andre Berto first.

Comment by Red Cyclone on 05-23-2013

Don't blame Amir.... On one hand he could fight Danny Garcia a big puncher or Lucas Matthysse a ****ing monster puncher or... he could go upto 147 and fight Malinaggi 2.0.

Comment by F!x on 05-23-2013

[QUOTE=LacedUp;13376096]He'll probably beat Alexander, then move back down. Don't see him taking on some of the big guys at 147. He might squeeze in a berto fight and get an automatic shot at Floyd.[/QUOTE] If he beats Alexander he'll get…

Comment by KJB on 05-17-2013

[QUOTE=El Angel;13375929]I have no idea who I'll root for in Khan-Alexander :dunno:[/QUOTE] Haha! Right? I have to admit I'll root for Khan, can't stand Alexander, boring as hell country bumkin. That said, career wise, this is the smartest move for…

Comment by puga on 05-16-2013

this is a good winnable fight for khan..team khan should push for it if he wants to be relevant....IMO

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (85)
Top Headlines The Building Storm at Junior Bantamweight Arum Explains Why "Whites" Are Abandoning Boxing For UFC Cuadras: The Medicine To Win? I Have The Whole Pharmacy! Video: Canelo Talks Golovkin, McGregor, Smith, Moving Up, More Photos: Canelo Putting in Hard Work During Media Day Canelo Warns McGregor: Any Time I'll Show You Boxing is Not Easy! Arum Reflects on Mayweather's IV, Pacquiao Shoulder Shot Scandal Frankie Gomez is Training Well at Wild Card, Says Freddie Roach Francisco Vargas Likes The Idea of Unification in First Fight Back Stiverne: I'll Knock Povetkin Out, Get Revenge on Deontay Wilder! Jose Zepeda Inks With Cameron Dunkin, Eyes Pacquiao-Vargas Bill Hekkie Budler Motivated To Work His Way Back To The Top Jacobs: Carelessness Against Mora Taught Me Very Valuable Lesson Zolani Tete: I Was Offered Rigondeaux Shot, He's Too Big For Me Nonito Donaire Pumped About Landing on Pacquiao-Vargas PPV Joshua vs. Parker: Promoters Putting Wheels in Motion For March Martin Murray: Golovkin Stops Brook in Five, Six Rounds Tops Ricky Burns-Kiryl Relikh SSE Hydro Ticket Information Canelo-Smith HBO Special To Debut on September 10 Luis Concepcion Unseats Kohei Kono, Taguchi Beats Miyazaki Metcalf-Pryce To Head MGM Liverpool Show In October Juanma Isn't Sure if He Will Fight on After Vazquez Jr. Showdown Badou Jack on DeGale, Says PEDs Help Keep Bute From Fading Hearn Fires Back at Canelo: Brook is Doing What You Won't Do! Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Easter, More Kell Brook: Once I Beat Gennady Golovkin - I'm The Man! Quigg Backs Frampton: He Nullified Santa Cruz, Won By 3 Points Badou Jack-Callum Smith To Be Ordered on 9/13, Says Hearn Tarver Wanted Big Money, Co-Feature Billing For Usyk Sparring AIBA Executives To Meet, Discuss Further Changes, Improvements Kohei Kono-Luis Concepcion: Pre-Fight Report Card Arum Expects Pacquiao To Have at Least Two Fights in 2017 Rex Tso To Keep a Close Eye on Kono vs. Concepcion Outcome Neeco Macias: I Was Lucky Enough To Be Blessed With Heart George Foreman Fails To Sell His Lambo at Huge Car Auction Eubank Jr: Brook Has No Fire, He's Happy To Get Golovkin Payday Ed Brown Continues Busy Schedule, TV Networks Interested Peralta: Until Recently I Went Hungry, I Suffered A lot, Overcame It Canelo: Let's See if Liam Smith is The Fighter He Says He Is Jack Asis Calls it a Day, Decides To Retire From Boxing
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement