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Amir Khan targets a return to boxing in November

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Former world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan is hoping to return to the ring in November and wants a major opponent.

The 30-year-old last fought in May 2016 when he jumped weights and was knocked out in six rounds by then WBC middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

After that contest took place, Khan had surgery on his hand to correct an old injury, and the rehabilitation kept him out of the ring for the remainder of the year.

At the start of 2017, there were discussions for a potential fight with British rival Kell Brook. A deal could not be agreed with Khan seemingly reluctant to fight Brook and the two trading insults on social media.

Brook is now scheduled to fight Errol Spence as the mandatory challenger for his IBF welterweight title.

A fight against Filipino legend and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao was originally set for April in the UAE but was called off. Pacquaio has now signed to fight Jeff Horn in Australia on 1st July.

"I've decided to take a big fight at the end of the year and for a title hopefully," Khan said per the BBC.

"I was thinking of fighting at the end of this month but what I've thought of doing instead is fighting after Ramadan - I want to be back in the ring in November."

Khan was impressed by the Joshua-Klitschko heavyweight fight at Wembley.

"What a fight - it was like a Rocky movie, it was a crazy. I think that is what boxing needed," Bolton-born Khan told BBC Radio Manchester.

"Boxing is definitely one of the biggest sports in Britain and to see a 90,000 stadium full, that is somewhere I would love to be.

"Maybe I could see my career off having a big fight like that and then calling it a day as I've not got many fights left in me now."

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