Schaefer: Khan to fight on April 13th or April 20th, possibly in UK
By Scott Gilfoid Former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (27-3, 19 KO’s) will be back in the ring on either April 13th or April 20th, according to Maxboxing.com. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is looking at having Khan fight on one of those dates and he’s considering having the fight take place in the UK. He’s going to be flying over to meet with Khan and his family to decide on who they want to fight next.
Golden Boy matched Khan against a soft opponent in his last fight against Carlos Molina. That obviously was necessary to stop Khan’s losing streak. He’d lost his last two fights before that and things were looking pretty bleak for him. So, Golden Boy found a small 5’6” lightweight with no power and put him in with Khan, and all of a sudden Khan looked like his old self in beating the little guy. I mean, the victory proved jack because Molina had no power, no speed, no ranking in the top 15, and wasn’t even fighting in the same weight class as Khan.
Khan says he wants to clean up the light welterweight division and then move up to welterweight to go after a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Well, he’s not going to be able to do that if Golden Boy keeps feeding him Molina types, so he’s going to have speak up so he doesn’t get caught up in the same kind of trap fellow Golden Boy fighter WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is with him getting matched up against old and smaller guys over and over and over again by Golden Boy.
Khan needs to find out if he has the talent to be a world class fighter. It’s better that he finds out sooner rather than later. We kind of already saw that he doesn’t with his losses to Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson. The Molina wasn’t against a world class fighter. That guy is 2nd tier all the way.
Khan will likely fight one of these guys next:
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