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Amir Khan: I'm Going To Be Chasing Danny Garcia Rematch

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.

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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.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LacedUp on 06-19-2016

[QUOTE=Box-Office;16797685]You can sub the word "offer" with "demand". Khan's demand was 80-20 or no fight, Kell bottled it cuz he wanted more $ yet Khan is greedy for going after Canelo. Ouch! LOL @ saying Khan has no promoter, haha…

Comment by Box-Office on 06-19-2016

[QUOTE=LacedUp;16795745]Brook wasn't offered anything. Khan can't make Brook an offer. He has no broadcaster, no promoter, no nothing. [/QUOTE] You can sub the word "offer" with "demand". Khan's demand was 80-20 or no fight, Kell bottled it cuz he wanted…

Comment by Hype job on 06-18-2016

He needs to think about his health ffs. How many times does he have to do the Booty Dew to realise it's time to call it quits?

Comment by Republican on 06-18-2016

[QUOTE=THEFRESHBRAWLER;16796077]Ill Tell you when you matter around here..until then stay in your place rookie[/QUOTE] But you keep reading and replying.. ok Mr. Fresh ok.

Comment by Republican on 06-18-2016

[QUOTE=thack;16794075]Actually you're the dummy for paying to watch the chinless clown , I wouldn't waste a penny on him! I wanted to know which contenders glass jaw beat to get the WBC no.1 spot but you can't answer that can…

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