Amir Khan watched Jeff Horn’s last defence of his WBO welterweight title
WBO champion Jeff Horn admits a future fight against Amir Khan is “definitely a possibility” after the British star announced his return to the welterweight division.
The Australian retained his belt in December after a stoppage win over Londoner Gary Corcoran, with Khan watching from ringside following the end of his stay in the reality show ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’
Horn faces the toughest test of his unbeaten career as he prepares to make an expected title defence against Terence Crawford at Madison Square Garden on April 14, but says the returning Khan is “on my radar”.
Horn took the WBO title with a stunning upset win over Manny Pacquiao last July
“I had a chance to speak to him at the weigh-in. He seemed like a pretty decent bloke,” Horn exclusively 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 definitely a possibility and on my radar all the time.”
Khan has started training for his own British homecoming bout against Phil Lo Greco in Liverpool, a week later on April 21, live on Sky Sports.
Amir Khan returns to the ring against Phil Lo Greco on April 21, live on Sky Sports
The former world super-lightweight champion has been absent from the ring since a stoppage loss to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in May 2016 and Horn is waiting to see whether Khan can still compete at the same high standard.
“Amir Khan is a very skilful boxer. He’s quick, but he’s been out for a while now,” said Horn.
“When he last fought he got knocked out against ‘Canelo’ in his last performance.
Khan threw a glass of water over Lo Greco at a fiery press conference Khan threw a glass of water over Lo Greco at a fiery press conference
“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.”