Khan-Senchenko Falls Apart Over Catch-Weight Dispute
By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star
AMIR KHAN’S hopes of getting revenge for his mate Ricky Hatton are in tatters.
Khan had been in talks with Vyacheslav Senchenko, the Ukrainian who ended the Hitman’s career in November.
But Senchenko refused to cave in to Khan’s demand that he would have to weigh no more than 144lb for the contest.
Gutted Khan walked away from the fight after the former WBA welterweight champion insisted they boxed at 146lb.
The Bolton fighter, 26, is likely to box on April 20 in either London or the United States, with Mexican pair Humberto Soto and Pablo Cesar Cano under consideration.
Khan would prefer to have his first fight in Britain since April 2011, but would face a wage cut, with his American TV paymasters Showtime paying less.
Richard Schaefer, CEO of his promoters Golden Boy, said: “Showtime is open to doing a fight from England, but the question then will be the licence fee and the opponent.
“When Amir entered into the multi-fight deal, it was tied to some pretty big names.
“But if you are fighting in the UK, it doesn’t make sense for the big names because of the time difference. The fee for an overseas fight will be less, so we are talking about it.”
Khan vs Prescott or nothing.Comment by wazaa. on 01-29-2013
I want Khan-Lopez at 140.Comment by wazaa. on 01-29-2013
Good. I wasn't interested in this fight anyways. Especially at some bullsh*t catch-weight.Comment by Ray Corso on 01-29-2013
Sorry, I confussed Khan with Paulie they all look a like to me (no power)! Paulie has some ABC title, I think! Either way these guys fight within classes that all ready are defined! Box in your weight class and…Comment by Weebler I on 01-29-2013
[QUOTE=Ray Corso;12968304]I you can make 47 you can make 46 but why does the champ dictate what weight is acceptable! He's the champ AT 147 so thats the weight class weight nothing above it! A welter could weigh 141 if…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (52)