Amir Khan's Next Fight: 5 Potential Opponents

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Amir Khan's Next Fight: 5 Potential Opponents
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Amir Khan has not fought since April of last year when he won a too-close-for-comfort decision over Julio Diaz, having been knocked down in the fourth round.

The long delay has come first because of his annual break for Ramadan and second because he broke off negotiations with Devon Alexander for an intended December date when he was led to believe that he was next in line to fight Floyd Mayweather.

When Mayweather instead announced a bout with Marcos Maidana, Khan's critics argued that he got what he deserved for turning down a world-title shot, which is unfair because no boxer in the world would take on a risky fight with such a mammoth payday on the horizon.

Khan has lost out because of Maidana's surprise win over Adrien Broner and because of the shabby behaviour of Mayweather and his team.

The fight with Diaz was held at a catch-weight of 143 pounds as Khan looked to make the jump from light welterweight to Mayweather's welterweight division.

Khan told he feels stronger and has better punch resistance at the higher weight. Whilst that could have been marketing hoopla with an eye towards Mayweather, he is now expected to campaign at the higher weight.

In order of increasing likelihood, here are five potential opponents for the man who'd like you to call him "King Khan."

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