By Edward Chaykovsky
Amir Khan (34-4, 19KOs) is hoping to get right back on the saddler this fall with a rematch against WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia (32-0, 18KOs).
Khan was in the ring last month when he got knocked out in six round by then WBC middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. The Bolton fighter had moved up to a catch-weight of 155-pounds to take that contest.
He plans to move back to the welterweight division, where he still holds the mandatory position under the World Boxing Council.
Back when they faced each other in 2012, Garcia stopped Khan in four rounds. The two collided in a WBO/WBC junior welterweight unification at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Khan was dominating the fight until Garcia badly hurt him in the third with a counter-hook and Khan never fully recovered in the contest.
Garcia and Khan are both advised by Al Haymon. The British star recently took a pass on a planned opportunity to enter the Rio Olympics, citing that he wouldn't be properly ready for upcoming qualifiers. He wanted to represent Pakistan in the games.
At the moment, Khan is taking some time off and spending it with his family, but he wants to return in the fall with Garcia's name at the top of the list. Garcia has yet to finalize a return date and has no opponent on the agenda.
“I’d like to fight Danny Garcia because he has the WBC world title. I’m in the number one position for that title fight so I’d love to take that fight. If it happens, who knows? But that’s something I’m going to be chasing," Khan told the Saima Ajram show on BBC.