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Jeff Horn: Amir Khan fight is a possibility

Jeff Horn

WBO Welterweight Champion, Jeff Horn, is open to fighting Amir Khan — if the former world champion can prove he has still got what it takes.

Horns last outing was in December 2017 and saw him claim an eleventh round TKO victory over Britain’s Gary Corcoran.

In the build-up to his fight with Corcoran, Horn had the chance to meet Khan, who had just finished filming ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’ in the Australian jungle. Horn says he considers Khan to be a nice guy, but he has no problem sharing a ring with him.

“I had a chance to speak to him [Amir Khan] at the weigh-in. He seemed like a pretty decent bloke,” Horn told Sky Sports.

“Amir Khan is a massive name in the sport. He’s a good fighter. Why not say that I would fight another English fighter.

“It’s a possibility and on my radar all the time.”

After a two year hiatus, Khan will make his return to the ring on April 21st at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, where he will face Canada’s Phil Lo Greco in a must-win fight for the Bolton native.

However, just one week before Khan’s return, Jeff Horn faces a much sterner test at Madison Square Garden, in the form of Terence Crawford.

If Khan can prove himself against Lo Greco, then Horn is more than happy to square off with the 2004 Olympic Silver medalist, once he has got Crawford out of the way.

“Amir Khan is a very skilful boxer. He’s quick, but he’s been out for a while now,” said Horn.

“He got knocked out against Canelo in his last performance. He’s probably going to need a bit of a comeback fight, and then he’s going to prove himself again. I hope he does well, but I don’t know if he’s still got it in him or not.”

Sam Johnson
Boxing aficionado. Lifelong Liverpool fan. Loveable rogue.

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