Khan: After I Beat Mayweather and Defend, I'll Go To 154

By Mark Vester

WBA junior welterweight champion Amir Khan is planning out the next couple of years for his boxing journey. Khan is set to return on April 16 at the MEN Arena in Manchester. Lamont Peterson and unbeaten British champion Paul McCloskey are two of the possible opponents being mentioned by Khan. After April, Khan wants to fight again in July with the winner of January's 140-pound unification between Tim Bradley and Devon Alexander. The final fight on Khan's list will take place at the end of the year or early next year, with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Khan wants to beat Mayweather, capture a welterweight title and then make a few defenses. After he makes a few big defenses at 147-pounds, Khan wants to end his career by moving up to 154-pounds to win a third division title. If he wins a third crown at 154, he will retire afterwards. Khan says the entire career layout will take about four years to complete.  

"First comes the fight in April, then the unification of the light welterweight division in the summer and then, hopefully, a move up to welterweight with the fight against Mayweather taking place next year. I want to be ready for him and that means another 12-15 months of development," Khan told Daily Mail.

"After I’ve beaten Mayweather and defended my welterweight crown a few times, there would be just one final goal to achieve — to become world light-middleweight champion. I reckon it will take four years to achieve this and become the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Then I’ll quit, after just one fight at that weight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Red Rebel on 01-17-2011

Fight will never happen.. he'll avoid him at all cost.

Comment by chiguy91 on 01-17-2011

[QUOTE=blank916;9964450]Khan must really have the brain injury that direll is faking. This guy runs from maidana , and must have got blasted by prescott harder than we thought. Mayweather fighting khan in a exebition would be a beat down let…

Comment by vir72l on 01-17-2011

Seriously this RETARD needs to wake up from his dream world and come back to reality ... who have u ever beaten Khan ??? Who have u ever faced Khan ??? First fight someone in your division who is a…

Comment by Termite on 01-17-2011

[QUOTE=SUPREME.;9967186]Khan will never beat Floyd.[/QUOTE] coz floyd will never fight him...once khan made a name for himslef and legitimize his being elite fighter....floyd will duck him

Comment by 1pretty boy1 on 01-17-2011

once again Khan's bull****. he must forget about floyd, floyd will never fight anymore. i think he retired.floyd accomplished everything, the only fight that left is pacquaio, that won't take a drug test. so i think floyd decided to retire…

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