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AMIR KHAN ON FACING GENNADY GOLOVKIN IF HE BEATS CANELO; NOT SURE IF MOVE UP IN WEIGHT IS PERMANENT

By Ben Thompson | February 11, 2016
AMIR KHAN ON FACING GENNADY GOLOVKIN IF HE BEATS CANELO; NOT SURE IF MOVE UP IN WEIGHT IS PERMANENT

"I don't know. I mean, that could be something tough. I mean, I'm not naturally a middleweight, but who knows. I'm going to see how my body feels. I've got 12 weeks until the fight, so I'm still in training. Let's see how my body copes with this. I might be a good fighter at middleweight, you know, so it might just work for me, but it might not work for me," stated former world champion Amir Khan, who shared his thoughts on a potential showdown with undefeated middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin if he comes out victorious in his May 7 clash with WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez. Both Canelo and Golovkin have tentatively agreed to face each other in a future middleweight unification bout provided both fighters successfully get past their next opponent. Khan, however, could throw a big monkey wrench into those plans if he pulls off the upset against Canelo.

"I think my ideal weight is light middleweight, with the height and with the power, reach, and everything. That works for me. Sometimes moving down a weight all the time dehydrates you. You know, that punch resistance is not the same when you kill yourself making the weight, and I've always, always, always killed myself making the weight, so let's see what naturally works for Amir Khan," stated Khan, who didn't necessarily rule out a fight with Golovkin, but he did make it sound like that fight would have to take place at a similar catchweight that the fight with Canelo is taking place at. "At 155, obviously he's going to be very heavy for the fight, but look, I know I can win this fight regardless of the weight. When he fought Mayweather, they had no clause in to say next day weight. Canelo, even though he was a little bit light at the weight, I think it was 153, but I think, look, whatever weight he wants to come in to the fight, I'm going to be right there in the fight with him."

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