Khan Begins New Year Left Out Again

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Posted on Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 8:58 am.


We last saw former 2-division world champion Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) fight in May 2015.  He won a hard fought but clear decision over former world champion Chris Algieri. Khan at that time was hopeful that he could still land a mega showdown with unbeaten pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2016. Khan had been in pursuit of a fight with Mayweather Jr. for the better part of 2015. Mayweather Jr. would go on to fight Andre Berto this past September 2015 winning by decision. It was speculated that Mayweather Jr. would retire following the fight and he did indeed retire.

Khan then shifted his attention to a showdown with superstar Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2,38 KOs). Khan was quite active in the social media networks with optimistic updates but to no avail. In the last few days it was officially announced that Pacquiao would fight world champion Timothy Bradley for a third time. This left Khan out of two mega fights in a very short time. It would be very understandable for Khan to be disappointed. He did after all do seemingly all he could to make both fights happen. The good thing for Khan is that there are still very viable options for him to pursue.

One of those such options is an all British showdown with current unbeaten world welterweight champion Kell Brook. The bout had been talked about in the past but Khan was in such hot pursuit of Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao that there was no serious progress made for the fight to happen. Things have obviously changed. Khan is ranked number 1 for the vacant WBC welterweight title that Mayweather Jr. left behind. Ranked behind Khan is a familiar name for in former world champion Danny Garcia. The two squared off back in July of 2012. Garcia pulled of a major upset stopping Khan in round 4. Garcia entered that fight with Khan an unbeaten world champion but Khan was his toughest fight to date at that time. Khan may have missed out on landing the two mega fights he was looking for but he still can find himself in some pretty big fights in 2016.

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