The Sun reports overrated prizefighter Amir Khan may debut as a welterweight against Ricky Hatton's conqueror, Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko, at the Manchester Arena in England on April 20.
Fighting for the first time since relinquishing his WBA world light welterweight belt to WBC light welterweight champion “Swift” Danny Garcia this past summer, Khan (27-3, 19 KOs) outclassed gritty Mexican Carlos Molina to earn a 10th-round TKO on Dec. 15 at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles.
Comparatively, the 35-year-old Senchenko (33-1, 22 KOs) emerged triumphant with a ninth-round knockout of former WBA welterweight and IBF light welterweight titlist Ricky Hatton in November.
"There are fights and titles to be won again," said Khan, 26, 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. “I think naturally I'm not big enough to be a welterweight yet, but I'll know when the time is right."
“King Khan,” who prior to trumping the 27-year-old Molina (17-1-1, 7 KOs) hadn’t left the squared circle victorious since flooring Zab Judah in July 2011, would be performing in his homeland for the first time since April 2011.
Khan, one of the most youthful British world champs ever at the age of 22, will surely press to scrap Senchenko at 140 pounds.
However, if Senchenko refuses, expect Khan to add weight and throw fists with the tough Ukrainian this spring.
Khan is extremely skilled and brimming with potential.
Unfortunately for the bloke, Khan also remains a human chandelier incapable of protecting a fragile chin.
If Khan battles wisely, Senchenko will be outmanned.
On the contrary, if “King Khan” attempts to brawl with Senchenko, the Ukrainian could knock the Brit onto Queer Street at any given moment.
Going into the Vyacheslav Senchenko clash, “King Khan” fans must consider the possibility that Amir Khan simply doesn’t possess the gumption or resiliency to ever truly thrive in the squared circle.