Amir Khan targets March UK comeback following jungle stint
British star Amir Khan will be back in action this spring following a fifth place finish on the latest addition of ITV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!’ down under.
The 31 year-old endured ‘Bushtucker Trials’ facing his fears of spiders and snakes in a bid to win food for camp on the show but is now ready to get on with his career after a good break.
Khan last fought when being knocked out by Canelo Alvarez back in May 2016 and still harbors hopes of landing massive events at the welterweight limit.
“I am going to fight in March, I was training in the jungle every day it and I’m glad I went, it was a detox, I came back and I was in shape,” Khan told The Bolton News.
“I want to fight in the UK, I think it is time.”
Summing up his stint in the Australian outback, Khan said it was the little things that reminded you how lucky you are to have things at your fingertips on a daily basis.
“I missed home cooking, the little treats like opening the fridge and picking what you want. I appreciate the littlest things. You miss the littlest things in life.
“You’re away from your family, your friends, your kids and wife and everyone, it’s not easy, it’s very very hard,” he added.
Badly in need of a warm-up to shake off the cobwebs, ‘King’ Khan will potentially be looking off the radar for his next opponent and avoiding any of the top names for now.
Danny Garcia remains a short-term target for 2018 as a revenge mission would suit Khan, whilst Lamont Peterson would also be a consideration win or lose against Errol Spence next year.