Khan Says He Would Have Pressed Mayweather To Fight in Jungle

Former world champion Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) is looking ahead at returning to the ring in 2018.

Khan has been out of the ring since May of 2016, when he moved up to a catch-weight of 155-pounds and was knocked out in the sixth round by then WBC middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The Bolton boxing then underwent surgery for a hand injury that kept him out for the rest of that year.


There was no fighting in 2017 for Khan.

He went through some marital problems for several months before reconciling with his wife. And then took part in the "I'm a Celeb" reality show where the Bolton boxer was forced to survive and go through a series of challenging tasks in a jungle in Australia.

In one of the reality show competitions, Khan was severely frightened after grabbing a snake - which the boxer mistook for a key.

Now that he's focused on his boxing career, Khan has not forgotten about Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0, 27 KOs) - and wishes that Mayweather would have been in the Australian jungle.

"I’ve been chasing that guy like how the snake was chasing me. I’d love to have that guy in the Jungle with me, I would not let him go anywhere. You have to fight me now," Khan said.

Mayweather, a former five division champion, returned to the ring back in August after two years of retirement. He stopped UFC superstar Conor McGregor in the tenth round of action, at T-Mobile.

Afterwards, Mayweather once again announced his retirement from the sport.

Khan expects to return in the first quarter of 2018, in the welterweight division. It's yet to be determined as to when or where he will fight. There is no shortage of opponents. Khan is managed by boxing powerbroker Al Haymon, who works with at least a dozen of the top names in the junior welterweight and welterweight divisions

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lemonhead_Jeff on 12-23-2017

[QUOTE=royjonesjrKTFO;18356634]Mikey Garcia VS. Amir Khan on Pay-Per-Delusion[/QUOTE] Anybody who wants to see Khan on PPV must be on LSD. Or PCP. Because Khan gives me ADHD.

Comment by War Dinamita on 12-23-2017

Waste of talent and potential. He had so much potential when he first came to the US to start his US career. He could've been one of the best at 140-147, but let his ego get in the way.

Comment by thack on 12-23-2017

[QUOTE=el***;18356848]Let me get this. The entire story of this BoxingScene article is as follows: -Hypothetically, If Floyd Mayweather was in the Jungle with Khan for reality tv show filming, Khan would have begged Floyd for a boxing match to make…

Comment by Travycat on 12-23-2017

Didn't Khan get smacked by some dude when he got out of his car in traffic and then retreated back to his car this year lol? Floyd would've whooped his arse in the jungle. Please stop interviewing this guy. Please.

Comment by VG_Addict on 12-23-2017

Every time Khan's fought someone who wasn't shot, he's either not looked good or had his glass jaw shattered like a Ming Dynasty vase around an unsupervised 3 year old.

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