Amir Khan still pushing for UK venue in April
Revitalised fighter Amir Khan has been linked to an array of opponents for his spring return to the ring and will hope to fight in his home country of the United Kingdom for the first time in two years.
Upon his last visit to British shores, Khan scored a somewhat controversial six-round win over Paul McCloskey, although the truth be told – the Bolton man was never in danger of losing the fight at any point.
A slight cut suffered by the former European champion McCloskey was made into a mountain, from a molehill by referee Luis Pabon and turned what should have been a straightforward title defence for Khan into a debated win – which is still argued about until this day.
Khan, 26, is now ready to return to his Britain for what will be his 31st professional contest and despite talk of a move up to 147lbs, publicist Amir Rashid is adamant that no specific foes are being considered as yet.
“Golden Boy are in talks with a few opponents at the moment and no one has been decided upon,” Rashid told World Boxing News. “But saying that, Amir will fight again in April and hopefully we will be able to make an announcement within the next couple of weeks.
“The venue for the fight will be up to Showtime, but Amir is pushing for a fight on home soil if possible,” he added.
Ricky Hatton conqueror Vyacheslav Senchenko has been mentioned as a possible for the April date after ‘King’ Khan admitted that he would be interested in avenging the comeback loss suffered by his great friend in November last year.
More realistically for the former unified light-welterweight champion would be a top contender at 140lbs as Khan looks to secure a rematch with Danny Garcia and someone in the ilk of arch-rival Breidis Prescott would be ideal for a British return and certainly capture the imagination of the UK fans.
29 year-old Prescott has won his last two bouts since losing to McCloskey and the exciting Mike Alvarado and would jump at the chance to prove his 54-second KO win four and a half years ago was no fluke.