Amir Khan is looking for a big fight to end the year. After defeating Chris Algieri and Devon Alexander, Khan felt he put himself in position to land a Floyd Mayweather fight. Instead, Mayweather chose his stablemate, Andre Berto. So now Khan will focus his attention to other big names in and around the 147-pound division.
“I’ve said I want to fight the big names,” Khan told the MMA Hour. “It could be Thurman, the Garcia rematch, Peterson rematch. A lot of fighters say they’ll fight anyone, but when it comes down to it, they never want to sign the contract. I think I’m probably one of the only fighters out there who’ll fight anyone in front of me. I’ll just leave it to Al Haymon.”
Khan’s first fight on PBC, the Al Haymon boxing series was against Chris Algieri in Brooklyn, New York. He feels what PBC is doing is changing boxing for the better.
“I think PBC’s good, yeah. I like the way you walk out to the ring, you’re on your own, all the lights are on the fighter, I think PBC is different. It makes the fighter a bigger name, gives the fighter a value. I think it’s a great idea.”
Last week rumors hit the social media streets that Khan may have left Al Haymon. But those rumors were false as Khan says he’s definitely a Haymon and PBC fighter.
“Yeah, I think it will be. I’m with Al Haymon, so I think it probably will be. We want to grow PBC. One thing I love about it is the best are fighting the best. There’s no hiding. There’s one little group of fighters in PBC, who have to fight each other. If you want to be a top name, you have to fight.”