Khan set to make a big announcement about career
By Jeff Aranow: Amir Khan says he’s going to be making a big announcement in a few days about his career and his team. He’s not saying what in particular will be changed. He’s saying that his team will be changed. Presumably that means that Khan is going to be changing his management, as he’s already ruled out making a change to his trainer Virgil Hunter.
Khan will be fighting at the end of March. That’s what he says. He has several fighters that he’s looking at for the fight. He says it’s going to be a tune-up, so he won’t be facing a dangerous threat. Khan says he’d like to fight Danny Garcia in the summer if he’s interested. Garcia might be go for the idea of fighting Khan.
Next month, Garcia will be taking on 31-year-old Brandon Rios. He’s a fighter in the same boat as Khan in terms of relevancy in this era of boxing. Garcia might want to take on Khan. It’ll make him look really bad though if he does it, but Garcia might not care.
At this point in Khan’s career, he rarely fights anymore, and it pretty much doesn’t matter who he changes in his team. The 31-year-old Khan doesn’t fight enough to keep himself relevant in the sport. Khan has wasted a lot of time in the last 5 years chasing after fights against Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao with no luck. The one big fight that he could get against Kell Brook, he’s shown zero interest in taking.
“I’m going to go to training camp soon,” said Khan. “There’s going to be a big announcement, a very big announcement. There are a few big things that we’re going to be changing. Making big moves in boxing, a couple of days, hopefully we should announce something. It’s going to be about my boxing career, about how I move forward and what I do and who I do it with. It’s about which team I’m going to be working with,” said Khan.
It’s not going to involve Khan’s promoter either. That kind of narrows it down. If it’s not Khan’s trainer or promoters, it leaves either management or someone inconsequential possibly. If Khan dumps his manager, it won’t change anything. Khan’s management isn’t the reason for him not fighting. Khan hasn’t shown the desire to stay busy with his career. Khan does a lot of traveling, and he recently was involved with reality television. He has an active social life that obviously complicates things when it comes to keeping his boxing career afloat.
With all the time that Khan has been out of the squared circle, he should think about spending a couple of years gradually working his way up the ladder of the welterweight division. If he jumps straight into a dangerous fight in his second fight of his comeback like he’s talking about, he could get knocked out.
Khan wants to fight 3 times in 2018. If Khan can do that, then great. But if it turns out to be an empty promise, it won’t be a shocker. Khan needs to be active for the remainder of his career because he’s missed out on a lot of fights due to his inactivity.