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Amir Khan still searching for April 20 opponent

By James Slater

Amir Khan hopes to fight again on April 20th, most probably in the U.K – all the former WBA and IBF 140-pound champion needs is an opponent and a definite fight venue. According to The Mirror, Khan’s hopes of facing tough Josesito Lopez have fallen through, due to Lopez refusing Khan’s offer to fight him at “close to 140-pounds.” Reportedly, Lopez wanted to fight at no lower than 145, but Khan says he wants to stay at light-welterweight so as to be able to get a return fight with Danny Garcia; who stunned him via 4th-round TKO last year. “Reason I don’t want to fill into a 147-pound fighter is because I want to fight Garcia at 140,” Khan wrote on his Twitter page. “Once I move up, I won’t be able to come back down strong.” The word now is, Mexico’s Humberto Soto is in the frame. Recent Ricky Hatton conqueror Vyacheslav Senchenko also turned down a fight with Khan.

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