Flattened by a left hook in the fourth and staggered by the same punch in the eighth, 10th and 11th rounds, Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) most recently escaped from the squared circle in April with a unanimous decision triumph over Mexican Julio Diaz.
“I am moving up to 147lbs,” Khan, 26, told Sky Sports News. “I have been killing myself trying to get to 140lbs so this is the next move and there are a lot of new challenges for me. At 147lbs there’s Floyd Mayweather; Devon Alexander who I have offered to fight next in December. We are working on that deal at the moment and we should know in the next couple of weeks who my next opponent is going to be. 147 is a new chapter in my career and it is going to be great. There are some big names to fight.”
Throwing fists at a catchweight of 152 pounds, the 36-year-old Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) and Saul Alvarez will meet in an extremely lucrative bout on September 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In regard to the southpaw from St. Louis, the 26-year-old Alexander (25-1, 14 KOs) last vacated the ring in May after stopping Brit Lee Purdy in seven rounds.
With Mayweather an entirely unrealistic option, expect Khan to battle Alexander on December 7 in Dubai.
A 2004 Olympic silver medalist, “King Khan” is a human chandelier capable of getting floored at any moment with one decisive shot to the kisser.
Although one of the most youthful British world champs ever at the age of 22, Khan is simply an overrated prizefighter with a fragile chin.
Attempting “a new chapter,” Amir Khan will be rendered unconscious by Devon Alexander this winter in the United Arab Emirates.by