Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Amir Khan: I'll Fight Hatton, If He Becomes a Champion

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR Khan last night claimed he WILL fight Ricky Hatton – providing it is for a world title.

Khan takes his first step back towards a title when he meets Carlos Molina in Los Angeles on December 15.

Hatton will make his return to the ring after a three-year absence a fortnight earlier when he fights ­Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester.

Talk of Khan meeting the former two-weight world champion next year has been rife, but the 25-year-old Bolton bruiser will only fight him if Hatton holds a world welterweight belt.

He said: “I could fight Hatton, but only if he is a world champion. The Ricky fight is one people keep talking about. I feel it can happen. Boxing is a business and I would rather do it if he was a world champ. It would be huge.

“Me and Ricky are good friends. Sometimes it is hard to be in the ring with a good friend.

“I have been to his house and vice versa, that’s how close we are.

“But boxing is a ­business and it could happen. Let’s see how Ricky fights.

“I want him to be on a good winning streak and I need to be on one as well. So let’s see how it goes.”

Khan, like Hatton, has plenty to prove on his comeback after losing his last two fights and he said: “This is a make-or-break bout for me.

“I know what I can do and I’ll be back up there next year, with ­winning a world title once again my objective.”

Khan, a double world light-welterweight champion, goes into the ring against Molina with a new trainer in his corner after parting with Freddie Roach.

Virgil Hunter, who works with WBC super-middleweight champ ­Andre Ward, is training him and Khan ­believes his influence will prevent him from ­“losing the plot” inside the ring.

He said: “Sometimes, when I see red during a fight, I lose the plot a bit and the game plan goes. Now, ­hopefully, that will be different.

“Virgil and I have spoken about things. I am an offensive fighter, but I need to be taught about defensive fighting as well.

“When I had my first session with Virgil, he knew what mistakes I was making. I have never had anyone work that ­defensive side and now it is about what it takes to be smart.

“I need to come back from defeat and win in convincing fashion.

“My main style as a boxer is using my brains, but sometimes, when you start winning fights so comfortably, you ­forget about what it means to be a boxer.”

Tags: Amir Khan image   Ricky Hatton image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AsianBigfoot on 10-10-2012

hahahaha Amir acts like his not came from embarrassing defeat and acted like he's a true superstar ROTFL Khan is bum plain and simple and he's imbecile pakistani!!!

Comment by puga on 10-10-2012

STHU amir ..you just lost to a "danny f0cking garcia " a f0cking amateur...you aint got sh1t on ricky!..

Comment by Ringlife on 10-10-2012

If both these guys win their next upcoming fights a fight in the UK or in Vegas would be huge. Khan has been calling out for this fight for a long time now that Hatton is willing to fight him…

Comment by DominiBox on 10-10-2012

lol @ Khan being selective. I mean, You can not be so picky after his last performances.

Comment by Imatroll on 10-10-2012

what about harron khan

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (36)
Top Headlines Beterbiev: Barrera Proved To Be a Real Fighter, He Agreed To Fight Luis Cruz Admits He Was Close To Retirement Before Easter Shot Mundine: When I Beat Danny Green - Call Me Black Houdini! Frank Warren: Liam Walsh Ready, He Can Beat Gervonta Davis! Frampton Expects Another Fan Friendly Fight Against Santa Cruz Curtis Stevens Sure Hand Injury Fully Healed for Lemieux Fight Garcia, 2-1 Underdog vs. Thurman: 'I Guess Vegas Don’t Like Me' Frank Warren on The James DeGale vs. Badou Jack Outcome Early Results Are In: BoxingScene Ratings Update Linares vs. Crolla II Card - Tomi Tatham To Face Liam Conroy Lewis Crocker To Make Pro Debut on February 18th in Belfast Horn: Pacquiao Has Been Knocked Out Before, I Have The Power! Brook Frustrated By Khan, Admits a Lack of Motivation for Spence Conlan Expects Army of Irish Fans To Hit NY For Pro Debut Card Ricardo Mayorga Was Motivated By His Family To Resume Career De La Hoya: Chavez Will Not Be Easy For Canelo, It's a Big Concern Danny Roman Stops Adam Lopez in Ninth To Win WBA Eliminator De La Hoya: Donald Trump Refused To Come To Canelo's Fight Wilder Hopes The WBC Comes Down on Alexander Povetkin Stevenson Wants to Face Smith in NY; 4/29 Negotiations Ongoing Errol Spence Stays Ready in The Gym as IBF Scenario Plays Out WBC Reacts To Behavior, Controversial Comments By Angel Garcia Sullivan Barrera Accepts Artur Beterbiev IBF Eliminator WBA President Gives Status on Heavyweights, PED Testing, More Luis Ortiz vs. Jarrell Miller Could Top First Matchroom Card in U.S. Video: Michael Conlan Discusses His Pro Debut in March Joshua Coming To America, as Hearn Begins Build To Wilder Fight Felix Diaz Dares Crawford: Fight a Real Challenge, I'll Go To Omaha! Cotto vs. Kirkland, Lemieux vs. Stevens Land on BoxNation Photos: Anthony Mundine, Tim Tszyu Putting in Work Photos: Haye, Schaefer Hold Presser To Announce Their UK Deal Erislandy Lara-Yuri Foreman Card Generates 547,000 Viewers Photos/Weights: Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Ready For Bouts David Haye, Richard Schaefer Team Up, Launch Hayemaker Ringstar Froch: Smith is Not Ready For DeGale, Should Face Dirrell First Pedro Diaz on N'Dam's Big KO Win, Golovkin vs. Jacobs, Gamboa Luis Ortiz: Miller Will Have To Back Up The Crap He's Talking Adonis Stevenson: Unfair Haters Call All of My Opponents 'Bums' Danny Garcia: Not Worried About Critics Who Won't Say it to My Face Eubank Jr: In a Rematch I Would Annihilate Saunders in Four!
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement