Khan wants a “bigger” name next time out
Fresh off of a one round destruction of Phil Lo Greco in his first fight in two years Amir Khan has his sights set on guy in a similar position he’s in. Khan said he believes a fight with Adrien Broner would be a step up, at least name wise.
“I want a bigger step-up. It’s hard to say name-wise who I could face. Broner. I would like to fight Broner next if I could. Broner would be good, [Jessie] Vargas would be good. I would school him. He’s not at my level. I would destroy him.” said Khan.
Adrien Broner, who’d most consider a middle of the pack welterweight contender at best, would be an interesting guy for Khan to face. Broner who is brash and confident would more than likely welcome a fight with Khan. A chance to make another million dollars, while fighting on UK soil would boost his notoriety outside of the U.S which could be huge for his brand.
Most would favor Khan in a matchup with Broner due to his outstanding handspeed, combination punching and punch output. You’d still have to give Broner an excellent chance to win because Khan has a chin that’s been dented on more than one occasion.
As much as I’d love to see Khan vs Kell Brook a fight that should’ve been happened. I wouldn’t mind a fight with Broner that would allow him to knock off more rust after being out of action for so long.
Khan also said he wants the Brook fight as well but he feels the time has to be right.
“I want to fight him, because a lot of people think I’m scared of Brook and I want to fight him, because I want to show everyone that I’m the better fighter, and I’m the smarter fighter, and just a classier fighter. Instead of me saying it, I’ve got to prove it and show everyone that I am the better fighter as well. When the time is right, I’m just going to take it.”
No matter who it is that gets the nod as Khan’s next opponent it is clear that he has a lot options out there. He did say that he should be back in the ring no later than September.
By: Jerrell Jasper