India’s Olympic star Vijender Singh, fresh from his United States debut under Top Rank, has called for a fight with Amir Khan, who had recently claimed the bigger man was scared to come to the table.
Khan had won a silver medal in the Olympic games, while Singh picked up a bronze when he took part in the games.
Khan recently returned to the ring in Jeddah. He was originally scheduled to face Singh's countryman, Neeraj Goyat.
Goyat fell out of the fight due to injury in car accident, and he was later replaced by former champion Billy Dib, who moved up by two weight classes to accept the fight.
Dib, who was very undersized, was battered and stopped by Khan in three rounds.
Vijender said to outlet Desi Blitz - “I have repeatedly said I am ready at any time, anywhere. But he is picking up kids as opponents.
“The latest was Neeraj Goyat, who is very talented but quite young compared to me, but that did not materialise because of Goyat’s injury. Let him first stop playing around with kids, then we can have a bout of grown-ups.”
While the two boxers have exchanged words on more than one occasion, a fight between the two is very unlikely due to weight.
Khan competes at welterweight, while Singh is a super middleweight. The two divisions are 21-pounds apart.
But, Singh is willing drop down in weight - and wants Khan can rise up - so they could clash at a catch-weight.
“He has done it before [by going to 155-pounds for Canelo Alvarez in 2016]. I can reduce my weight a little and he can increase it and we can agree on a midpoint. He has done it before,” Singh said.
“We now plan to have two more fights, one in October-September and next around January-February. We are trying to work around the venue and opponent but the top boxers in US have a busy schedule.”