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Khan v Hatton?

British super-fight could be on the cards

Posted Aug 16, 2010 by Weekend Round-Up

Amir Khan

There is extremely exciting news for British boxing fans, as this weekend Bolton’s Amir Khan has refused to rule out a super-fight with Manchester’s Ricky Hatton.

Although Hatton is yet to fight since Manny Pacquiao destroyed him inside two-rounds in July last year, Khan reckons a clash with his fellow light-welterweight would make good business sense.

It is as much an exciting thought as Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr finally getting into the ring together, and no doubt the idea of Khan v Hatton would have British fight fans drooling at the prospect of a clash that could rank as highly as the super-charged fights Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn battled through together.

Khan told the BBC: “I’m not sure if Ricky has retired but if the fight did happen it would be huge.”

For the time being, Khan has focused his attention elsewhere with the possibility of squaring up to Juan Manuel Marquez, Marcos Maidana or Victor Ortiz in December. And he wants to bring these fights to these shores.

Also a possible opponent for the British 23-year-old is former undisputed welterweight champion Zab Judah who has dropped down to the 140lb weight class and is confident of cleaning up the division. Khan added: “That could definitely be a fight for me in the future.”

In other boxing news, Jean Pascal retained his WBC light-heavyweight crown following a unanimous points win over previously unbeaten Chad Dawson.

Pascal was awarded the fight 108-101, 106-103 and 106-103 to record his third successful defence, this time in Montreal of his native Canada. Dawson’s record now reads 30 fights, 29 wins and one loss.

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