British star Amir Khan is ready to get back to fighting at the top level almost a year on from his disappointing loss to Canelo Alvarez back in May.
The 30 year-old is planning to return from injury in the spring to erase the memory of a crushing sixth round loss to the Mexican puncher at the newly-built T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A hand ailment suffered during the fight – which ultimately required surgery, initially hampered Khan but the ex-world champion is now hopeful of sealing an all-UK clash with Kell Brook after opening discussions with promoter Eddie Hearn.
“I want to be back in the ring around April time and then again at the end of the year. I had the hand operation and it feels brand new,” Khan told The Bolton News.
“I can’t wait to get in the ring at 147 again, which is my weight division. I think these next few years are going to be my best.
“I have been on a downer since the last fight with the injury and all that. Now I cannot wait to get back in training with my trainer Virgil (Hunter).”
On the potential Brook fight, which has been a top fight for the British fans for years, Khan added: “I need to make sure the fight is right for me.
“I am one of those guys who will go in with anyone and it may be my downfall sometimes.
“I want Garcia but won’t be able to do that in April as he is down to have his unification fight in March. If he doesn’t then I will jump at that.
“I am going back down to 147 and still have that position as number one mandatory (with the WBC).
“But I think that (Kell Brook) will be the next big fight for me and it would be massive – a super fight.”