Khan: My next fight will be in the UK
By Scott Gilfoid: British boxing fans will perhaps be pleased at the news released today by Amir Khan about his next fight taking place in the UK in front of his loyal fans on April 27th. Khan hasn’t fought at home in the UK since his terrible mismatch against Paul McCloskey in April 2011 in a fight that was halted after McCloskey suffered a cut over his left eye from a head-butt. The fight was hastily stopped despite the fact it was more of a scratch than actual cut.
Khan said on his twitter today “Next fights in UK everyone after 2 years. Venue TBA.”
There has been a number of possible opponents mentioned for Khan’s next fight consisting of Josesito Lopez, Vyacheslav Senchenko and Humberto Soto. Senchenko and Soto have both been ruled out, but you just never know.
Golden Boy may still pick one of these guys if they don’t go with Lopez, who was the last name mentioned as a strong possibility for Khan. Whoever it is, just figure it’s going to be a mismatch. They’re not looking to put Khan in with any kind of puncher, and that’s the only thing you can certain about.
Whoever gets the call for this fight he’s not going to be a guy with any kind of power that could put the fragile-chinned Khan in danger, especially after we saw what happened to his fellow countryman David Price this weekend with him getting knocked out in the 2nd round.
Golden Boy wants to keep Khan winning for as long as possible, and the only way they can guarantee that happens is if they Khan far, far away from anyone with any kind of power. Khan has a new trainer in Virgil Hunter, but Khan’s fighting style looks exactly the same as it always has looked.
The only thing that’s changed is that Hunter is the one that’s talking to him in the corner. Khan still comes out for each round doing the same thing he always does, and that means he’s not going to last long once Golden Boy puts him in with someone that can punch.