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Amir Khan claims McGregor bout would be ‘massive’


Amir Khan is the latest boxer to express an interest in fighting Conor McGregor.

The Bolton native claims a bout between the Irish and English fighters would be ‘massive’ and ‘great business’.

The former world champion and was asked about the the former two weight UFC world title holder when talking to Talksport post his controversial defeat to Terrence Crawford in New York on Saturday and was more than open to making the bout happen.
He said: “I mean it’s business, isn’t it?
“We’re at a level now where it makes great business like Floyd Mayweather. We all learned from Floyd Mayweather – how he makes fights happen.

“Conor McGregor vs Amir Khan would be a massive fight. It’d be huge, you’ve got Irish vs English so that’ll be massive.

“If that happens, I’m not one to turn away from that.”

Khan joins Paulie Malignaggi on the list of boxers looking to fight ‘The Notorious.

A bout with the skillful but vulnerable speed merchant may not have the same narrative as one with the Brooklyn native due to the Malignaggi McGregor sparing beef, but Khan is more relevant having just fought a pound for pound star in Crawford and may be the bigger money fight.

Indeed, McGregor, who was back honing his boxing skills in Crumlin BC last week, may see Khan as a better option considering the English fighters tendency to get hurt and how he faded in his fight/event with Floyd Mayweather.

Khan’s only in the ring Irish previous-he did attempt to sign John Joe Nevin to a promotional agreement-came back in 2008 and 2011. 

The Olympic sliver medal winner bounced back from his Breidis Prescott defeat with victory over Oisin Fagan. Khan stopped the Dubliner although Fagan did fight a round with a broken ankle

The English fighter then defeated Paul McCloskey in a controversial European title fight back in 2011. 

The then Golden Boy fighter got the nod after ‘Dudey’ was stopped with a cut in Manchester. 



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Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com