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Khan: I'd Love To Face Spence, Crawford - Styles Make Fights!

Amir Khan says he is "definitely" capable of winning another world title as he prepares for his first welterweight fight for more than three years against Samuel Vargas.

Khan fought Phil Lo Greco at a catchweight in April but has not competed at 147lbs since overcoming Chris Algieri in May 2015, before his ill-fated step up to middleweight to face Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez a year later.

But the former light-welterweight world champion, who takes on Vargas in Birmingham on Saturday, is ready to thrive at welterweight.

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Asked by Omnisport whether he felt another world title was within his grasp, Khan said: "Definitely.

"There's big some big fights out there. It's been a few years now where we had the world title fights. But since then we've gone on to win international titles and stuff, but to me, the world titles are the ones I'm chasing now.

"So I wanted to get back in the groove again. [I] took two years out because I had a hand injury, it's been four years almost since I fought at 147, so it's just about making sure that we're making the right choices now.

"I'm much more smarter, much more educated in the sport of boxing. And the experience as well, I'm more experienced now, which is helping."

And Khan, who is also said to be eyeing a bout with Manny Pacquiao or Kell Brook in December, is excited by the list of fighters in the division he could come up against over the coming years.

"There are some good fighters in the division and I think people like Keith Thurman, who's not fought for two years, but obviously when he comes back, that's the fight I'd love to have," added Khan. "I've been talking about that fight.

"There's also the rematch with [Danny] Garcia. There's the [Shawn] Porter fight. I mean, the welterweight division is packed full of big names.

"Errol Spence is another fight I'd love to have, because I think styles make fights. He's a very strong fighter. He's very technical, very strong. So yes, I think that's another strong fight for me. [Terence] Crawford, again, that's another big fight.

"Now, these guys are moving – people like Crawford – are moving up from, I think it's light-welterweight, so obviously we've got size on our side, the size advantage, which is a big help and a big advantage in a fight.

"So these are fights that possibly can happen. That's why I've said to [promoter] Eddie [Hearn] I want to fight more in the UK, get these last few fights out of the way in the UK and then slowly move to the US and take the big fights over there."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by jonnyc420 on 09-05-2018

Crawford and Spence destroy Khan.

Comment by markther on 09-05-2018

Do they test for recreational drugs and alcohol in boxing. Khan has officially lost his mind. He has NO shot, ZERO, against Spence or Crawford. But I’m hoping one of them fights him, to shut him up for good &…

Comment by BLASTER1 on 09-05-2018

[QUOTE=Nomadic;19071651]For Amir Khan, boxing is all about talking about fighting someone and never actually doing it.[/QUOTE] Alot like Mikey Garcia.

Comment by b00g13man on 09-05-2018

[QUOTE=Nomadic;19071651]For Amir Khan, boxing is all about talking about fighting someone and never actually doing it.[/QUOTE] Nailed it. [QUOTE=Carpe Diem;19072044]I can see why guys like Floyd, Manny, Oscar, Ali, etc, had/have massive egos. They’ve reached the top pinnacle of all…

Comment by kavi521 on 09-05-2018

[QUOTE=MrFynest;19071735]He'll make more money fighting Brook yet doesn't mention him. Regardless Khan won't beat Spence, nor Crawford, nor Porter, nor Garcia. Khan has very fast hands but only for the first 4 rounds. After that he and his fragile chin…

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