Amir Khan has revealed his wishlist of fights this summer and wants one of the big names he has put forward to come to the UK and fight him at Wembley.
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Khan is expected to make his return to the ring in early June, and he has picked out four fights that he would love to stage at Wembley.
While a domestic showdown with Kell Brook is clearly still not in his sights, the 28-year-old says he wants either Miguel Cotto, Timothy Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez or the winner of Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao.
Given that Cotto is expected to make a voluntary defense of his WBC middleweight title, the 34-year-old isn’t a realistic option.
Marquez is chasing a title fight and has been linked with a summer bout with Brook, while Bradley is arguably in a similar position as he would have nothing to gain from fighting Khan at this stage.
With regards to the winner of Mayweather vs Pacquiao, Khan still hasn’t proven himself in the welterweight division to earn that fight, and given that those two fighters will know the threat that he possesses, it is a high-risk, low-reward fight that isn’t likely to happen.
Khan continues to dismiss the fight that the British boxing fans want to see with him facing Brook, while a fight that would undoubtedly gain a lot of interest would be a meeting with Keith Thurman.
Given that Thurman is chasing a world title, something that Khan is not in possession of, it is unlikely that fight happens as either as the Bolton man will argue that he similarly has nothing to gain from it.
As a result, despite his best efforts of drumming up interest in a huge summer bout, it remains to be seen if any of those fights are available come June.
Love to get Cotto, Bradley, Marquez or winner of Mayweather v Pacquioa at Wembley stadium. Would be massive. What do you think?
— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) March 8, 2015