• Light-welterweight

Khan eyes Hatton showdown

ESPN staff
September 30, 2012
Amir Khan admits a fight against Ricky Hatton makes sense © Getty Images

Amir Khan has revealed that he would be willing to put his friendship with Ricky Hatton on the line in an all-British light-welterweight showdown.

Khan had previously said he would not fight his friend, but with the 33-year-old stepping out of retirement, Khan is now willing to reconsider.

"It would make a lot of money - when you get the gloves on you forget your friendship," Hatton was quoted as saying in the Sun.

Khan, who recently appointed Virgil Hunter as his new trainer after parting company with Freddie Roach, has confirmed his next fight will be against Carlos Molina on December 15.

Hatton, meanwhile, makes his comeback against Vyacheslav Senchenko in front of a sell-out crowd at the MEN Arena on November 24.

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