Amir Khan surprises fans by suggesting fight with Conor McGregor could be on the cards

Terence Crawford and Amir Khan Press Conference

British boxer Amir Khan has shocked fans by suggesting he would consider a fight with UFC star Conor McGregor following his match-up with Terence Crawford on Saturday. 

The former two-time world champion Khan will fight Crawford in Madison Square Garden this weekend, and has already highlighted how this fight could benefit his legacy in the sport. 

It's suspected by many that a win would set him on course for a bout with Kell Brook in the UK next, but seemingly Khan has eyes on a slightly different opponent. 

In an interview with talkSPORT, Khan was asked if he would like to fight the returning Conor McGregor, and he said: “I mean it’s business, isn’t it?

“We’re at a level now where it makes great business like Floyd Mayweather. We all learned from Floyd Mayweather – how he makes fights happen.

“Conor McGregor vs Amir Khan would be a massive fight. It’d be huge, you’ve got Irish vs English so that’ll be massive.

“If that happens, I’m not one to turn away from that."

Maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that Khan would have one eye on a match-up with the Irish fighter with the reported purse of the Mayweather and McGregor fight ending up at over $300 million. 

In more conventional circles, Khan could also attempt to bring all-time great Manny Pacquiao into the ring if he gets past Crawford, but the recent return of McGregor seems to have caught his eye. 

Terence Crawford and Amir Khan Press Conference

The Irish UFC fighter had momentarily announced his retirement from MMA after his infamous loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the Octagon last time out, but has since teased his potential return on Twitter. 

Whatever Khan does do next, he looks set to improve his already far-reaching legacy, and a victory in an Anglo-Irish battle wouldn't hurt. 

Amir Khan challenges undefeated Terence Crawford for the WBO World Welterweight belt, live on BT Sport Box Office, Saturday 20th April. For more information go to www.bt.com/btsportboxoffice

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