Amir Khan, the WBA light-welterweight champion of the world, still searches for his next opponent for his title defence on April 16 at the MEN Arena in Manchester.
Lots of names have been thrown into the hat, including John Murray, the light-weight champion of Europe, Paul McCloskey, the European and British light-welterweight champion and second to Khan in the British rankings. But that fight now seems to be dead in the water, due to disagreements over the fight purse offered to McCloskey.
Other names still in the reckoning appear to be Junior Witter a possible rematch with Breidis Prescott has been mooted also, but at this stage it is looking Like the Lamont Peterson fight is being re negotiated and will go ahead. Peterson was the original choice of foe for Khans Manchester home coming.
Khan’s team was trying to secure Peterson a few weeks ago, but the negotiations fell apart over money. According to Khan’s American trainer Freddie Roach, the offer to Peterson has been increased and he believes that the two sides will now come to an agreement to meet.
“Last thing that I heard they were trying to sign Lamont Peterson. That was the fight that everyone wanted. Lamont wanted too much money at first, but they’re probably going to work it out. I heard that Lamont wanted a half million and that they offered him $300,000,” Roach said.
Whoever Khan fights next, there is no such problem in who he will be fighting after that, and that boxer will be Timothy Bradley, the WBO and WBC light-welterweight champion, who recently defeated rival Devon Alexandra to claim another title to add to his collection, and he will have his eyes now on Khan’s and equally Khan will want to fulfill his ambitions and dreams of unifying the titles before moving up in weight to chase a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jnr.