I Want To Become The World Champion – Amir Khan Declares
Former light-weight world champion, Amir Khan is confident he can overcome some of the best pound-for-pound fighters and become a welterweight world champion this year.
Khan will return to the ring for the first time in almost two years on April 21, Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
The 31-year-old, who has signed a three-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing, is targeting an opponent ranked in the top 10 for his next contest but says the dream is to become a world champion at 147lbs.
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“I know what mistakes I have made and I don’t want to make them again,” Khan told Sky Sports News.
“I still want to campaign at 147, win another world title at this division and show the world where I belong.
“I know I have got the skills, the speed, the youth and the energy to do this. It’s going be tough. It’s not going to be easy.
“I’m very confident [of winning another world title] and I want to be sat here in 12 months’ time as a world champion.
“I think he can get me that big world title fight and let’s make it happen. That’s my dream to become world champion again.”
Khan suffered a sixth-round knockout loss to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Las Vegas on his last ring outing in May 2015.
“I fought ‘Canelo’, and ‘Canelo’ was just way too big for me physically, and his strength was just so much more than mine.
“I think I belong in the welterweight division. I have the height and the body frame for that.”