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Khan vs Witter Showdown is Possible For April 16

By Mark Vester

Former junior welterweight champion Junior Witter (37-3, 22KOs), who lost two of his last three bouts and inactive since August 2009, has been approached for a possible shot at WBA 140-pound champion Amir Khan, according to Amir's father Shah Khan. Team Khan has been having a lot of trouble attempting to secure an opponent for Khan's next fight which takes place on April 16 at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England.

Negotiations with Lamont Peterson, Paul McKloskey and several others have broken down over money. Khan is set to start training next week with Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. If a deal with Witter was reached, he may be required to cancel his upcoming fight on February 19 in Ontario.

"Junior is on our list. He's an ex-world champion who lost a split to Tim Bradley, who Amir hopes to fight. So no one can criticise his pedigree," said Shah Khan to The Sun.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 02-01-2011

Stop dodging presscott and fight him witter is done

Comment by DET. IRONSIDE on 02-01-2011

[QUOTE=thablackmamba;10042238]the only guy i want to see khan fight april 16 is prescott.period. unfinished business.[/QUOTE] And GOOD business. Its the fight people will pay to see and the hype for it will be so easy.

Comment by micky1971 on 02-01-2011

oh please, remember what naseem hameds brothers were like in doing this kind of job? they pissed off just about every manager of every fighter in the featherweight division. it makes me laugh to see fighters and or relatives "havin…

Comment by vxrandall on 02-01-2011

havnet seen the article but guessing shah didnt mention WHY amir having such trouble getting an opponent? shah and vali are two greedy little beggars riding their son for all he is worth...are they saving up for dentistry?

Comment by wazaa. on 02-01-2011

[QUOTE=romebyko;10042478]Fcuk all those fighters fight Bradley and that's it..The table is set let's eat..:boxing:[/QUOTE] Bradley won't fight Amir on April 16th. He was just talking a bit smack to stir things up. Khan-Bradley will happen in July.

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