Amir Khan Set To Fight MMA Fighter In Exhibition Bout
Amir Khan's next fight will be against an MMA fighter in an exhibition bout.
Well, that's according to Daily Mail who claim the 32-year-old is set of face an Indian MMA fighter in Saudi Arabia.
The Bolton-boxer is in advanced negotiations to take part in an India vs. Pakistan boxing event. He's slated to headline the card which has been scheduled for July 27.
:flag_sa: Amir Khan is reportedly in "advanced talks" to fight an MMA fighter in Saudi Arabia for £7million on July 27th. It's claimed that the bout is being planned to headline an India vs Pakistan event and would be an exhibition like Mayweather vs Tenshin. [According to @MailSport]
- Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) May 29, 2019
It's suggested that it could be an exhibition bout akin to Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa.
So, no judges scoring the contest and the bout won't count towards his professional record.
What's more, Khan's set to pocket a nice chunk of change. The report claims he'll receive a cool £6-7 million. His purse for his last fight was £3.85 million.
Back in 2018, Mayweather fought Nasukawa in an exhibition bout in Tokyo, Japan, on New Year's Eve.
The former pound-for-pound great destroyed Nasukawa inside the very first round.
While Khan's next combative-gig won't be an MMA fight, he's flirted with the idea of facing McGregor who fought Mayweather in a mega-lucrative boxing match in 2017.
"I mean it's business, isn't it?" He said when asked about the prospect of fighting McGregor.
"We're at a level now where it makes great business-like Floyd Mayweather. We all learned from Floyd Mayweather - how he makes fights happen.
"Conor McGregor vs Amir Khan would be a massive fight. It'd be huge, you've got Irish vs English so that'll be massive.
"If that happens, I'm not one to turn away from that," he added.
Meanwhile, Khan's last fight ended in defeat. He lost to Terence Crawford for the welterweight world title.
He's set to compete in an exhibition bout before potential resuming his boxing career.