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Amir Khan has named the best boxer between Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

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Amir Khan is set for his boxing comeback on Saturday night when he takes on Canadian Phil Lo Greco at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

The one-time golden boy of British boxing is looking to get his career back on track having not boxed since being knocked out by Canelo Alvarez two years ago.

But while he is no longer where the buzz is in Britain, he did take time out of his last-minute preparations to give his thoughts on what is: the heavyweight division.

The rejuvenation of British heavyweight boxing began in 2015 when Tyson Fury ended the reign of Wladimir Klitschko as the division's king - only for Fury to relinquish his world titles soon after.

Former British Olympic champion Anthony Joshua, American Deontay Wilder, and New Zealander Joseph Parker would eventually rise to the top of the heavyweights, with Joshua taking Parker's WBO title last month.

A meeting between WBC champion Wilder and Joshua, who now holds four world championships, is on the horizon as the road to an undisputed champion continues to clear.

A spanner has been thrown into the works with Fury's imminent comeback in June - he remains the lineal champion, of course.

The three men will surely all meet with the goal of one standing tall at the pinnacle of heavyweight boxing - and Amir Khan believes he knows who.

Asked for his opinion by Talksport, Khan gave a quick rundown of all three undisputed contenders.

On Fury: “The Gypsy King is one of those guys who is not scared of anything and he’s not scared of saying anything," said Khan.

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“He’ll say the funniest things in press conferences and I think he can fight.

“He probably is one of the best heavyweight fighters out there.”

On Wilder: “Big banger –if he hits you, it’s light out. But I don’t think he has been tested yet.”

On Joshua: “Very good fighter, he’s very strong - another fighter that’s not been tested."

Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker -  World Heavyweight Title Fight

And if his comments weren't clear enough, Khan outright stated he who believes the best is.

“I think out of the bunch of three names you mentioned, Fury is probably the best out of all three," he said.

You can watch Khan give his thoughts below:

It's quite a big claim considering that Fury hasn't fought in two years - although Khan will certainly be hoping that doesn't make a difference as he takes on Le Greco on Saturday night.

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Tyson Fury
Joseph Parker
Boxing
Anthony Joshua
Deontay Wilder
Heavyweight

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