British boxer Amir Khan has revealed that his ‘next big fight’ could be with Kell Brook in 2017. The 30-year-old expects to make his comeback into the sport after a hand operation in April.
The former two-weight world champion has not fought since May after he was knocked out by Canelo Alvarez. Khan is currently taking a time off to repair his broken hand. However, the man from Bolton, Greater Manchester, England has revealed that he is planning two fights next year, according to Sky Sports.
Amir Khan vs. Canelo Alvarez
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Working hard. Soon to announce who I will be fighting, Hand feels great!
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) December 29, 2016
Khan admitted that he was suffering for almost 13 years because of his broken hand. However, the extensive surgery has corrected the problem and he is interested to face fellow Brit Brook in 2017.
“I want to be back in the ring around April time and then again at the end of the year. I am going back down to 147 and still have that position as number one mandatory. But I think that [Kell Brook] will be the next big fight for me. It would be massive – a super fight.” Khan said to The Bolton News.
The King also believes that the next few years in his boxing career are going to be great. Getting back into the 147 weight category has given the boxer confidence since it’s his own weight division.
Khan will get back into training with his trainer Virgil Hunter soon. A fight with Danny Garcia is also being courted by the Brit. However, the American is due to have his unification fight in April.
Khan admitted that he wants to have a fight in late January. But, since 2016 is almost over, his first fight in the New Year is unlikely to be with Brook.
The Boxer will reportedly prepare himself and use the next fight to get into better shape to have a shot at Brook, later in the year, as reported by Metro.
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