Mediocre pugilist Amir Khan tweeted earlier today his intention to soon battle an unnamed opponent in the United Kingdom for the first time in two years.
"Next fights in UK everyone after 2 years," tweeted Khan, 26, who last scrapped in Britain against Irishman Paul McCloskey in a victorious effort at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester.
Khan (27-3, 19 KOs), who has lost two of his past three bouts, is expected to debut as a welterweight against Ricky Hatton‘s conqueror, Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko, at the same indoor arena in the “Rainy City” on April 20.
Entering the squared circle for the first time since relinquishing his WBA world light welterweight belt to WBC light welterweight champion “Swift” Danny Garcia this past summer, Khan outclassed gritty Mexican Carlos Molina to earn a 10th-round TKO on Dec. 15 at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles.
“King Khan,” who prior to trumping the 27-year-old Molina (17-1-1, 7 KOs) hadn’t vacated the ring triumphant since flooring Zab Judah in July 2011, is a human chandelier incapable of protecting a notoriously fragile chin.
Khan, one of the most youthful British world champs ever at the age of 22, is wrongly rated by The World Boxing Council as the second preeminent welterweight in prizefighting.
Although truly talented, fans of Khan, a Pakistani-British boxer who at 17 became the youngest Englishman to win an Olympic medal by capturing silver as a lightweight at the 2004 Games in Greece, must consider the possibility that their hero simply doesn’t possess the gumption or resiliency to ever thrive in the sport.
Hence, is it really of any consequence that Amir Khan “fights in UK everyone after 2 years?”