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Frank Warren reveals Amir Khan's perfect comeback opponent

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Frank Warren believes that Amir Khan’s career is in need of a restart in Britain.

The boxing promoter claims that the perfect fight to rejuvenate Khan’s career is against Bradley Skeete, as per Boxing Scene.

Skeete is ranked third in the WBO rankings and Warren states that if, conceding that “it is a big if”, Khan won then he would be back in the world title picture.

The fight, according to Warren, would also be great for Skeete as he “could announce himself on the world scene by delivering another blow to Khan’s career.”

Warren believes that Khan, at the age of thirty, is in danger of being “boxing’s forgotten man”.

The former WBC light-welterweight world champion hasn’t fought since his knockout defeat to Canelo Alvarez in May 2016. The loss was only his second career knockout defeat.

Two successive defeats to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia in 2011 and 2012 had scuppered Amir Khan’s career in the past.

Khan then went undefeated through five fights in four years but has since gone into exile from the ring.

Danny Garcia (L) from Philadelphia, Penn

Frank Warren states that Khan’s value is dwindling despite popularity in America.

The promoter and manager wrote: “He was a hit in America but, after a devastating defeat and almost 18 months out of the ring, those Stateside see him as a fighter on the slide.

“American TV companies are not going to put up big money for him and promoters over there will only see him as an opponent for their star men.”

Canelo Alvarez v Amir Khan

Warren claims that Khan “is in no man’s land” having not fought in the UK since a win over Julio Diaz in April 2013 in Sheffield.

His only other fight in England in the past eight years was a win over Paul McCloskey in Manchester back in April 2011.

Warren believes that Khan’s rebuilding process must begin back home with a fight against the Londoner, Skeete.

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