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Amir Khan on the verge of Terence Crawford super-fight

World Boxing News 04/12/2018

Esther Lin / Mikey Williams

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Former world super-lightweight king Amir Khan is mulling over a multi-million-pound offer to challenge Terence Crawford in the USA.

Crawford, the current WBO welterweight ruler, has been in talks with Luis Collazo for a spring date in New York. The American is now said to have made a last-ditch attempt to lure Khan away from negotiations to face UK rival Kell Brook around the same time.

A stickler for wanting titles over grudges, Khan is ready to accept the terms, WBN understands.

Any Crawford v Khan clash could put an end to talks with Brook permanently. ‘The Special One’ is up at super-welterweight and was on a tight deadline to be able to make 147 as it is.

This latest move will be a blow to Sheffield star, who is set to fight Michael Zerafa this weekend in his home city.

For Khan, facing Crawford keeps him in the mix with the top names in the division. It would subsequently represent a first world title shot at the weight.

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Despite moving up fully in 2014, Khan has been unable to land a crack at a recognized strap at welterweight.

Once again, Khan would begin as the underdog following his world middleweight title defeat to Canelo Alvarez in 2015.

More details are set to emerge in the coming days, but it is thought Khan has less than a week to accept the deal on offer.

If he declines, Collazo will get the nod in his place and the Brook fight would open up again.

In the meantime, Khan posted his views on the massive Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury fight on Saturday night and was clearly as excited as the rest of us.



“What a f***ing fight! #WilderFury has to be up there as one of the best heavyweight fights I’ve seen.

“Well done to my friends Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Enjoy Christmas lads. Well deserved,” said Khan.

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