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Boxing News: Amir Khan wants to correct ‘mistake’ in first fight with Danny Garcia, wants rematch with American in 2016

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Amir Khan of the United Kingdom

Amir Khan of the United Kingdom wants another shot at Danny Garcia of the United States after losing in their first match four years ago.

But before the possible Khan-Garcia rematch, the British boxer is scheduled to be in a tune-up fight in March.

“We’re looking at a date in the first two weeks of March, but we’ve not got an opponent confirmed yet. Al Haymon is looking into it and he will come to us as soon as he has something,” Amir Khan’s father, Shah, shared to The Mirror earlier this week.

According to various reports the tune-up could be against Andre Berto, Jo Jo Dan and Brandon Rios. Khan’s father added that his son is indeed looking at the possible rematch with Garcia later in 2016.

“The Garcia fight is what Amir is looking forward to. He has always wanted the fight and the WBC [World Boxing Council] have mandated it now as well. Both fights – Garcia and Brook – could happen. There are still negotiations with Brook’s people, so nothing is confirmed. If that fight is made, no problem, we will do that before Garcia maybe.

Khan’s father also admitted that Amir came unprepared for Garcia in 2012 when the American won via a fourth round technical knockout win for the WBC and World Boxing Association (WBA) super lightweight titles.

“Amir would really like to fight Garcia because he made a mistake in the first fight and really wants to put it right,” Khan said.

Since the loss to Garcia, who remains undefeated in 32 bouts, Khan has racked up five straight wins over Carlos Molina, Julio Diaz, Luis Collazo, Devon Alexander and Chris Algieri.

Khan is looking for a big fight in 2016 after getting snubbed by previous top pound-for-pound fighters in Floyd Mayweather, who recently retired from the sport, and Manny Pacquiao, who is set to face Timothy Bradley in April later this year.

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