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2019

Amir Khan aims to follow Floyd Mayweather, fight Conor McGregor

World Boxing News 23/04/2019
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📷 Mikey Williams

Amir Khan is keen to emulate ex-target Floyd Mayweather after reviewing his options moving forward.

On the back of deciding to continue his career despite a recent loss, Khan is open to another Pay-Per-View offering.

The Bolton man was taken out in six rounds by Terence Crawford in New York but was adamant he wouldn’t ‘want to go out like that’.

Khan’s ending to the fight has been criticised after a low blow saw trainer Virgil Hunter call the bout off.

At 32, the former world champion could now make a comeback without Hunter in his corner.

One of the options Khan would look at is a UK clash with Kell Brook. Khan, on the other hand, is hopeful of making a deal with Conor McGregor.

The Irishman shares the second biggest Pay-Per-View figures of all time with Mayweather. The pair fought ten rounds in 2017 with Mayweather coming out on top.

Since then, McGregor has been eyeing up the right opportunity after considering a bare-knuckle battle with Paulie Malignaggi.

Facing Khan gives ‘The Notorious’ an option to return to the squared circle.

Last week, McGregor fought a boxing match for the first time since Mayweather at his old stomping ground in Crumlin.

McGregor eased through an exhibition draw at Crumlin Boxing Club and is likely to compete away from the UFC octagon for his next contest.

KHAN v MCGREGOR

Should the two-weight UFC ruler chose boxing as his next move, Khan wants to be in the opposite corner.

“I mean it’s business, isn’t it? – Khan told talkSPORT. “We’re at a level now where it makes great business like Floyd Mayweather.

“We all learned from Floyd Mayweather – how he makes fights happen.

“Conor McGregor vs Amir Khan would be a massive fight. It’d be huge, you’ve got Irish vs English so that’ll be massive.

“If that happens, I’m not one to turn away from that,” he added.

At present, Khan may have to rebuild his reputation somewhat after facing fierce trolling from US fans and fighters alike.

Some are accusing Khan of taking the easy way out against Crawford, meaning a victory against a name contender would be needed soon.

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