Former world champion Ricky Hatton believes his fight with fellow countryman Amir Khan would pull a large crowd into the arena.
On November 24, Hatton, who is more commonly known as Hitman, will enter the ring against Vyacheslav Senchenko at the Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The 33-year-old is making a return to the ring after a gap of almost three years and he feels a win over Senchenko will lead him to a mega-fight with Khan.
“I think there’s a good chance of me fighting Amir Khan,” said Hatton in an interview with BBC. “Obviously, he is the other big name in my division,” he added.
“He is at his peak. To be honest with you, I’ve still got to prove that I can compete at that level,” Hatton added.
Khan, a former IBF and WBA light welterweight champion, suffered back to back defeats against Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia yet he holds a lot of credibility in the sports.
The 25-year-old, more commonly known as King Khan, is now hopeful of making a strong comeback against the unbeaten prospect Carlos Molina in December. Although full details of the fight have not been revealed, it will take place somewhere in United States.
Scott Christ has also reported on ‘Bad Left Hook’ that a clash between Khan and Hatton will be a complete sell out because he knows both fighters have a huge fan base in the country.
“It’s a clash of generations in British boxing on paper, but right now it’s way too soon to actually expect it to happen. We still know nothing about where Hatton is, and Khan is starting a new phase of his career, too,” said Scott Christ of Bad Left Hook.
Well, all said and done, Khan’s career is currently on the brink of failure and he needs to win Molina at any cost. So let’s see if he shrugs off the American. Hatton on the other hand needs a win as well in order to gain the same glory he once had.