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Khan: My Garcia Fight is Bigger Than Haye vs. Chisora!

Amir Khan has no doubt that his world light-welterweight title bout with Danny Garcia is a bigger fight than the grudge match between David Haye and Dereck Chisora.

Khan's contest at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Saturday falls on the same day as the two British heavyweight rivals settle their differences at Upton Park.

Haye and Chisora grabbed the headlines after brawling at the press conference following the latter's WBC title loss to Vitali Klitschko in February.

Khan, meanwhile, is looking to bounce back from a controversial December defeat to Lamont Peterson, who tested positive for a banned substance shortly before the scheduled re-match.

But the Bolton fighter is unconcerned his thunder is being stolen, pointing to the fact that he is fighting for the WBC and WBA titles while the bout between Haye and Chisora, who has lost three of his last four fights, is merely for pride.

"People know the difference, especially boxing fans, they know my fight is a lot bigger because there's two world titles on the line," Khan said.

"David is a good friend of mine but the fight is not as big a fight. There are no world titles on the line and I don't think Chisora is a top-10 (fighter) in the world.

"The guy I'm fighting, Danny Garcia, is a top-10 in the world so it makes it more fun to watch for the fans."

The heavyweight contest has had its detractors since the pair began their feud.

Chisora had his licence suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control after his actions in Munich, where he also slapped Klitschko at the weigh-in of their fight before spitting water at brother Wladimir shortly before the bout was set to commence.

As a result, the fight has been sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.

Khan, however, has few problems with the bout going ahead, believing that Chisora fighting in the ring will keep him in line outside it.

"At the end of the day, the Chisora fight against David, I think it's better for them to settle the score in the boxing ring than outside the boxing ring," Khan added.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Yoshimitsu on 07-11-2012

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;12321739]Not even close. Atleast not in the UK. I bet most people aren't even aware that Khan is fighting this weekend. You can bet every Pub and Casino in the UK will be full to the max when the Haye-Chisora…

Comment by kill the body on 07-10-2012

I disagree,Khans fight may be for some petty titles that don't really matter due to the circumstances,but Haye Chisora is a genuine grudge match with real bad blood,i am genuinely hyped for that fight.Garcia beat a over the hill Morales…

Comment by shade darkar on 07-10-2012

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;12321739]Not even close. Atleast not in the UK. I bet most people aren't even aware that Khan is fighting this weekend. You can bet every Pub and Casino in the UK will be full to the max when the Haye-Chisora…

Comment by Hayehammer on 07-10-2012

Dream on khan lol! If their fights would be at the same time on saturday! Haye vs chisora would get much more views IMO

Comment by IronDanHamza on 07-10-2012

Not even close. Atleast not in the UK. I bet most people aren't even aware that Khan is fighting this weekend. You can bet every Pub and Casino in the UK will be full to the max when the Haye-Chisora…

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