By Edward Chaykovsky
Former champion Amir Khan (26-3, 18KOs) is not thinking about an all-British showdown with Ricky Hatton or Kell Brook - unless there is a title at stake. After suffering back to back defeats, Khan returns on December 15th against Carlos Molina in Los Angeles. If Khan defeats the unbeaten Molina, who moves up from the lightweight division, he would like to avenge July's knockout loss to Danny Garcia, who returns on October 20th in a rematch with Erik Morales.
Khan feels it's way too early to discuss a possible fight with Hatton. The Manchester star make his anticipated return to the sport on November 24th.
"‘I know boxing is a business but my priority is world titles. I know how big a fight with Ricky could be but assuming all goes well against Molina, I will be hoping for a rematch with Danny Garcia next. Look, if Ricky and I lose these next fights of ours, there will be no point us getting it on. I have to face the fact I can’t afford a third straight defeat, so beating Molina is crucial for me. Before that, we’ll have to see how Ricky goes in his comeback fight next month. But from my point of view, if he doesn’t bring a title it won’t happen," Khan told Daily Mail.