Former WBA/IBF 140-pound king Amir Khan is eagerly looking ahead to the planned mini-tournament Golden Boy have planned for the light-welterweights. Khan, speaking with Sky Sports’ new Toe To Toe podcast, spoke of the in-the-works five man tourney and the fact that, by year’s end, the 140-pound division will have a recognised number-one champion.
Khan, who faces former lightweight champ Julio Diaz on April 27th, says he is set to watch Danny Garcia-Zab Judah unfold (also on April 27th), then Lamont Peterson-Lucas Matthysse on May 18th, with the two winners to then meet at a date TBA, with the winner of that fight to then face Khan himself by the end of 2013.
“Golden Boy said they are going to do a mini tournament,” Khan, 27-3(19) said. “It’s going to be Garcia-Judah, the winner fights the winner of Matthysse and Peterson, and at the end of the year the winner of that fights me. The reason they fight me at the end is because I can’t fight in the middle because I’ve got Ramadam.
“Hopefully we’ll know by the end of the year who the best 140-pound fighter is and that’s going to be between the five of us.”