Amir Khan eyes Briedis Prescott, Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia revenge on UK soil
Refreshed welterweight contender Amir Khan is aiming for a massive 2018 following the announcement of his lucrative deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing.
The 31 year-old will end almost two years of inactivity in April when Khan makes a debut outing under Hearn at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
Opponents are being worked on for Khan at things stand, although the Bolton man has a dream scenario of avenging all his defeats at 147 pounds and under on his way to becoming a two-weight world title holder.
“I want to still win another world title. I want to come back with a big bang. It has been some time out of the ring,” Khan pointed out.
“I was in the jungle for a TV show and that is when I thought ‘what do you want in your life?’. I knew I wanted to become a world champion again.
“But look I want to be in the big fights. I belong in the big fights. I want to finish off my boxing career in these next couple of years with a big bang.
“Imagine bringing the likes of Prescott, Garcia and Peterson to the UK and having those big fights.
“Garcia and Peterson are both on the same level as me – I am at that world boxing level,” he added.
Prescott could be a serious consideration for Khan as the former super-lightweight ruler needs a warm-up and has been goaded by that quick knockout for most of his career.
The only stumbling block is that the Colombian is on a three-fight losing streak, which Hearn may not consider as ideal for Khan’s comeback.
Whether Prescott could be brought over to fight on the April 21 undercard before a summer meeting is another story, with Khan eyeing a first step on the redemption ladder.
The likes of Garcia and Peterson could be ideal follow-ups to avenging the Prescott defeat, which could also double up as world title fights dependent on the situation with the titles.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay