After his successful comeback fight, against Phil lo Greco, after a period of inactivity following his devastating loss to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Amir Khan’s next opponent as he closes in on another world title shot has been announced.
Khan will face Samuel Vargas, in Birmingham, on 8 September.
Vargas, although not world-class, is expected to give Khan a tougher fight than lo Greco who was blown away in forty seconds in Khan’s last fight.
However, Khan is looking further than the Vargas fight and is hoping that a dramatic win can see him given the chance to meet the winner of the forthcoming WBA welterweight title fight, on 15 July, between Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse.
Talking about the prospect, Khan is quoted by the BBC, as having remarked,
“I have to win in such style I send a threat to global boxing.
“There are big names out there for me like Kell Brook and Manny Pacquiao. I want to be a champion again and want to fight Pacquiao.
“I have been chasing him a long time to get that fight. If winning this shows I want it more then it’s all about him accepting that challenge.”
Khan should beat Vargas quite comfortably but if he is after the winner of the aforementioned fight between Pacquiao and Matthysse then our opinion is that Khan won’t have Pacquiao stood in the opposite corner but the far more dangerous, at this stage of their careers, Matthysse.