Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Khan: After Peterson, Maybe Berto or Senchenko at 147

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.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @truewest007. You can also tune in to Boxingscene’s official audio show The Boxing Lab every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

Tags: Amir Khan image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 11-18-2011

Bradley vs Khan at 147

Comment by Fetta on 11-18-2011

[QUOTE=ChristianBale;11444037]Trust me Bradley has played this game on Khan for a while. Mention his name, Khan replies, and then runs for whatever reason. He then refuses to talk about Khan. If he made the 'smart' business decision, then another smart…

Comment by PlayerKiller on 11-18-2011

[QUOTE=Fetta;11444011]Interesting i did not know that. I really dont care who is calling out who i just saw that but if it isnt him then oh well. There should be a way to seperate the real from fake accounts.[/QUOTE] Trust…

Comment by 915angel on 11-18-2011

[QUOTE=Fetta;11444011]Interesting i did not know that. I really dont care who is calling out who i just saw that but if it isnt him then oh well. There should be a way to seperate the real from fake accounts.[/QUOTE] the…

Comment by 915angel on 11-18-2011

Senchenko is fightin for the WBC elimanitor which brings me too further believe "if" khan takes this route, we will have Khan Vs Mayweather 2012 early

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (51)
Top Headlines Frank Warren Reacts To Eddie Hearn: Tyson Fury is NOT Done! Hanzel Martinez Vows To Stop Ruiz Inside The Distance Johnny Nelson: Parker is at The Same Level as Anthony Joshua Golovkin's Coach: Jacobs Beat Cancer, He's Not Scared of GGG Eddie Hearn: Joshua-Klitschko Not Done, Negotiations Ongoing UK News: Skeete vs. Singleton, Liam Williams, Osman, More Cotto Could Be in Line For WBO Shot - When Canelo Goes To 160 Cleverly: Braehmer Fight Has Been Five Years in The Making Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua? Yes, Please. Photo: Canelo Alvarez, With Splint, is Back To Putting in Work Victor Ortiz Arrested For Driving Under The Influence Joseph Parker Avoids Social Media as Fight Rumors Swirl Walters Warns Lomachenko: Remember Donaire? I Want a KO! Milan Melindo vs. Fahlan Sakkreerin, IBF Interim on November 26 Mayweather: If McGregor Stole My Blueprint, It's a Good Thing! Lomachenko vs. Walters Made Official For November 26, HBO Ganigan Lopez Injured: Pedro Guevara Will Now Face Tomogdan Robert Helenius To Return on December Date in Helsinki Randy Petalcorin Domintes Donnie Mabao Over Ten Rounds Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz For Vacant WBO Title? Tyson Fury Will NOT Return in 2016, Says Peter Fury Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next Photos: Braehmer, Cleverly - Face To Face at Final Presser David Price Wants Parker or Top Name on Nov. 26, Not Allen Kell Brook Has Surgery - Wants Canelo, Cotto, Khan in 2017 Dennis Ceylan in Toughest Camp Ever For Ryan Walsh Clash Michael Conlan, Donnelly Named in Olympic Betting Judgement Diego Magdaleno vs. Art Hovhannisyan Set For October 7 Parker's Trainer: Dimitrenko is Bigger Challenge Than Haumono Tommy Langford-Sam Sheedy For Vacant British Belt, Oct. 22 Lou DiBella, Gary Shaw Fire Back at Jose Pedraza's Manager Duva: 'Modest Aspirations' For Kovalev-Ward PPV Performance Mayweather Sr: If Pacquiao Lost To Floyd Again, He'd Claim Injury Roach Will Have Pacquiao, Zou Shiming Spar as Bouts Near Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury David Price vs. David Allen Clash in Play For October 15 Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face Miguel Cotto Return Targeted For February at Barclays Center Jose Ramirez: Pacquiao is Very Strong, Very Fast in Sparring Cecilia Braekhus Achieves Dream of Headlining on Home Soil
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement