25
Jun
2019

Pictured: Amir Khan in tremendous shape, open to Conor McGregor boxing or MMA clash

McGregor v Khan 29/03/2017

UFC / Naoki Fukuda

Amir Khan would be willing to put in the training necessary in order to face Conor McGregor in an MMA bout as the Briton continues his road to a comeback.

The 30 year-old lost to Canelo Alvarez via crushing knockout in May 2016, and despite being linked to fights against UK rival Kell Brook and former coaching partner Manny Pacquiao, his next move is yet to materialize.

As talk continues of a fight between UFC champion McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. this year, Khan has reiterated his desire to explore the possibility of a move into MMA himself.

“I don’t know if I’d be any good at it but I’d give it my all,” Khan said, according to The Mirror.

“He (Conor McGregor) wouldn’t know – I’d just hit him – bam-bam-bam-bam, but if he grabbed me I’m done, I’d have to work on that.

“Nate (Diaz, the last man to defeat McGregor) choked him out and Nate said to me ‘he’s not the best when you get him on the floor’, so he’s normally a stand up fighter.”

Khan would also consider facing McGregor in the squared circle should a fight with Mayweather fall apart in the coming weeks.

“In boxing, I think I beat him quite easily in boxing but in MMA I think it might be tough but you just don’t know.

“Conor’s a fighter who’s put the UFC on the map, he knows how to market himself.

“This is what fighting is all about, it’s all about promoting yourself, sometimes being that bad guy and making yourself a big name.”

 

Refuelling @maximuscle #Ambassador getting in Shape for my next fight.

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Meanwhile, ‘King’ Khan looks in magnificent shape as he keeps himself busy in the gym ahead of a first contest in almost a year, with the likes of Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson and Adrien Broner all possibilities for the one-time unified super-lightweight ruler.

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