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Khan wants Garcia rematch in December

ESPN staff
July 19, 2012
Amir Khan was stunned in the fourth round by Danny Garcia

Amir Khan has confirmed his intention to return to the ring in December and he hopes it will be in a rematch with Danny Garcia.

Khan's hopes of moving up to 147lbs and taking on Floyd Mayeather Jr were dealt a blow as he was crushed by Garcia in Las Vegas at the weekend. The Brit's camp are confident of him still stepping up to take on Mayweather, but Khan has Garcia in his sights first.

"I'm looking at fighting again in December and we're hoping it is against Danny Garcia," Khan said. "We're working on a rematch.

"Hopefully in December we can get that rematch and I can bring the belts home to Britain."

Khan has scoffed at suggestions he should retire, with the Olympic silver medallist confident his best years are ahead of him.

"I'm in my best days now," he said. "I've put that behind me. This will only drive me and motivate me to go forward.

"I've not had time to be upset. I was thinking on the plane on the way home it would have been great to win all those titles and bring them home. Everyone was rooting for me to do that, but it just wasn't my time."

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