As Amir ‘King’ Khan nears the end of his professional journey, he has decided to go out with a bang by declaring his return to the ring in March 2020 and take on Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Kell Brook as potential options.
Fighting the 42-year-old Mayweather is a pipe dream at best for The Former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) , but it’s an unpredictable game so you never know. Considering his previous two non-boxer opponents, Tenshin Nasukawa and Conor McGregor, Khan is a huge upgrade for Mayweather.
Kell Brook Is Plan-B
However, in case Pacquiao or Mayweather are unavailable for a fight, Khans third option is Kell Brook. The Khan vs. Brook fight has been in a the making for the past 6 years, and if the Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, gets his way we just might get to see it in 2020.
Hoping for Pacquiao or Mayweather fights
Fighting Pacquiao might not become a reality, since he’ll return to his Senate duties to the Philippines from March to May.
In Khans own words, “Manny Pacquiao or [Floyd] Mayweather or someone big like that, I want to be back out in March next year. A few fights we’re looking at. The Kell Brook fight.”
2019 not a great year for Khan
2019 has not been very kind to Khan professionally, finishing with a 1-1 record in losing to WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, and then beating a horribly over-matched lightweight Billy Dib.
While the Dib match was not exactly a feather in his professional cap, he made big bucks due to this win taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Financially speaking his title challenge of Crawford last April was also a very feasible move.
So financially, 2019 has been an excellent year for Khan.