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 Last update:  8/3/2011       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Morales, Peterson The Frontrunners To Face Amir Khan
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Amir Khan says he will probably fight only once more at light-welterweight before stepping up a division, in December.

The 24-year-old is now considering adding the WBC title to the WBA and IBF belts he currently holds.

Khan told BBC Radio Manchester: "I wanted to fight [Timothy] Bradley for the undisputed title but he turned it down so the WBC stripped him.

"[Erik] Morales is fighting for that title in September [against Lucas Matthysse] so if he wins Morales could be an option," he added.

The Bolton boxer does have another option though, to fight the IBF's number-one contender Lamont Peterson.

Khan said: "The IBF title I've just won, the mandatory for that is Lamont Peterson so maybe that could be a possibility."

Whoever his next opponent is, Khan is only planning only one more fight at 140 lbs before moving up to welterweight and closer towards a fight with Floyd Mayweather.

"There may be one or two names left in this division. We'll get this fight out the way and maybe it might have to be that we move up to 147 because there's no one else at this division," he added.

After he beat Zab Judah in their light-welterweight unification fight in Las Vegas Khan expressed a desire to fight Mayweather.

"My aim is to move up the pound-for-pound rankings and to one day be pound-for-pound champion," he said.

"The Mayweather fight is something I'm looking at for the future and it would be huge for me. It would drive me on."

Tags: Amir Khan , Erik Morales , Lamont Peterson , Khan-Morales , Khan vs Morales



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comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 08-04-2011
[QUOTE=Pullcounter]Khan is dumb nobody wants to see him fight peterson or morales, we wanna see him fight maidana again. I don't know why he keeps trying to duck maidana[/QUOTE] Isnt that what your predictable ass was saying before they first fought? :lol1: He has already mentioned Maidana-...

comment by Pullcounter, on 08-04-2011
[QUOTE=Stanly Ketchel]No mention of the maidana-guerrero winner. What a surprise. Conin' em to the bank!! P4P # 1 a mere!!![/QUOTE] Khan is dumb nobody wants to see him fight peterson or morales, we wanna see him fight maidana again. I don't know why he keeps trying to duck maidana

comment by talz, on 08-04-2011
[QUOTE=ThePhantom5]He's said twice now that if Morales wins he would welcome the fight. Why not just say the winner of the fight? And he was listing potential fights.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=skillswin]and Matthysse???? khan protecting his chin before fighting mayweater.....[/QUOTE] Khan stat...

comment by Phatfarm1980, on 08-04-2011
I am a Khan fan but I seriously dont believe he wants anything to do with anymore bangers from Argentina!

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 08-04-2011
[QUOTE=ThePhantom5]He's said twice now that if Morales wins he would welcome the fight. Why not just say the winner of the fight? And he was listing potential fights.[/QUOTE] Honestly, I dont think he even knows who Morales is fighting. At least not when this interview was conducted. Her...

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