|Khan in his last fight against Malignaggi in New York. pic by Sean Keating|
“Murray and Katsidis want silly money for the fights and their demands are just not feasible.” Shah Khan (Amir’s Dad)
Amir Khan’s next fight looks likely to be against the winner of the Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz who are schedualed to face each other at the end of July.
The WBA light welterweight champion had hoped to defend his title in an home coming showdown in July but proposed fights with Australian Michael Katsidis and Manchester’s John Murray were rejected because it is thought that they wanted “silly money” to fight Khan.
The Khan camp have been angered by comments made by British and European lightweight champion John Murray (pictured right) and his trainer Joe Gallagher, who insists his man will take the fight whenever and wherever.
|unbeaten John Murray, by Al Stevenson|
“Amir Khan is a bully, looking to fight smaller guys,” Gallagher said. “But Murray is one kid who won’t be bullied.”
The Mancunian trainers comments angered Khan’s dad Shah who said it was Murray’s team who had approached them for the fight.
“They approached us and now they are saying these things,” he said. “Murray and Katsidis want silly money for the fights and their demands are just not feasible.”
Khan has shelved his plans to fight at the of July and can not fight in August because it would clash with Ramadan.
The 23-year-old who was rumoured to be lining up former two time world champion Joel Casamayor as his July opponent, is now targeting a fight with the winner of Marquez and Diaz in November in the UK or the USA instead.
“We are hoping that a deal will be struck shortly for Amir to fight the winner,” Shah added.
“It will be a tough fight for Amir but a really good test against boxers who have been former world champions.”
Marquez and Diaz meet in Las Vegas on July 31.