Khan Says There is Talk of Josesito, But Nothing Done
Amir Khan (27-3, 19KOs) is gearing up to return to the ring in April before securing a rematch with Danny Garcia later next year.
The Bolton fighter's career was in the balance following defeats to Lamont Peterson and Garcia, but he bounced back with a crucial win over Carlos Molina in Los Angeles last weekend.
Khan now wants one more fight next spring before lining up a possible shot at WBA and WBC light-welterweight champion Garcia, who defends his titles against Zab Judah in February.
"The next fight is going to be around April time," he said. "That will give me a nice little break. Then I want to be back in the ring again and then trying for the rematch with Danny Garcia.
"Next year should be a very good year for me. In April I'm looking at it being a fight in the 140lbs division for a world title, and then at unifying it with the Garcia fight - if he gets through his fight with Zab Judah.
"Boxing is a sport where one punch can change a fight, but hopefully he wins that fight, I get through mine in April and then maybe at the end of the year it will be a good fight with him."
Khan admitted there had been "talk" about a possible meeting with WBC silver welterweight king Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18KOs) in April, but he added that "nothing has been finalized".
[QUOTE=S IP U IR S xII;12848697]Good fight. Amir needs to slow down. He is still very young, and has plenty of time for big fights in his career. Work way back up. Lopez shocker over Vic was nice, but not…Comment by S IP U IR S xII on 12-23-2012
Good fight. Amir needs to slow down. He is still very young, and has plenty of time for big fights in his career. Work way back up. Lopez shocker over Vic was nice, but not in a manner that he…Comment by #1 Puerto Rovk on 12-23-2012
Josesito n Khan would be one hell of a fight. Hope it gets made.Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 12-23-2012
[QUOTE=Roy Jones Jnr;12848623]I agree with you that this fight could well be a step too soon for Khan with a new trainer. He showed against Molina he still needed at least another non risky fight but Lopez would most certainly…Comment by ma51f on 12-23-2012
[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;12848502]Would it really be an upset at this point if Lopez beat Khan??Hell I think Lopez should be the favorite in this fight...[/QUOTE] agree with thisPost a Comment - View More User Comments (43)