By Luis Sandoval
IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan will be fighting Lamont Peterson on December 10th but it looks like this may be his last fight at 140lbs. Khan says he’s willing to stay at 140 for the right fight but he doesn’t believe it will ever come.
“If the right fight comes along at 140, I’ll stay at 140. But at the moment I don’t think the right fight is going to come along because I want to fight the likes of Bradley, Morales and the biggest names but they don’t want to fight me” said Khan to BoxingScene.com.
“I can’t get no fights so moving up to 147, you have the likes of Ortiz, Berto or Mayweather. You have a lot of big names in that division”.
Khan assured BoxingScene that he is still comfortable making the 140 pound weight limit and the weight has nothing to do with his move to welterweight.
A possible fight with WBO 140lb champion Timothy Bradley has been discussed in the past. But when asked who Khan would prefer to fight if it was his choice (besides Mayweather), he had different plans.
“I’d probably move up to 147 and maybe take on someone like Berto or take on a big name in the division” said Khan. “Maybe even [Viacheslav] Senchenko for the WBA title. Someone in the top 10 and then from there move on to maybe a super fight in the future”.
It looks more and more like Khan will be making his move to welterweight next year.
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