Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Khan Is Weighing Up Fight Options

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Khan Is Weighing Up Fight Options

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AMIR KHAN is keeping his options open as he searches for one last opponent before making the step up to welterweight.

Khan, the WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion, wants to fight in the 147-pound category after he turns 25 in December.

He has his sights set on a potential showdown with Floyd Mayweather next year, but is first looking to sign off in style with a "big" final bout in his current division.

Lamont Peterson became mandatory challenger for the IBF belt after defeating Victor Cayo last week, although Khan says the American has turned down offers to face him in the past.

The Bolton fighter also claimed Timothy Bradley was "scared" to take him on.

Bradley, the WBO champion who has been stripped of his WBC title, has already pulled out of the contest once after verbally agreeing to it, with Khan coming up against Zab Judah instead last month and securing the IBF crown with victory inside five rounds.

Another name frequently mentioned as a possibility is Mexico's Erik Morales, who is set to battle Jorge Barrios for the now-vacant WBC belt in September. …

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