Junior says ‘yes’ to Khan showdown

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Former WBC Champion Junior Witter has thrown down the gauntlet to WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan.

The Sheffield and Doncaster-based welterweight is back in full training after a long knee-injury lay off.

But Khan’s management team made contact last weekend, it has been revealed, and asked if Witter would be interested in fighting Khan on April 16.

The Ingle fighter said “My manager, John, spoke to me about the Khan offer. I’m up for this 100 per cent; it would be an opportunity too good to turn down fighting for a world title again.”

“I’m fighting on February 19 in Canada at welterweight for the first time and I’m on the weight now at 10st 7lbs which is usually what I weigh three weeks before making the 10st limit, so I don’t see any problems doing it again.

“Training has been perfect and sparring the likes of Kell Brook has sharpened my skills. Khan, you have never boxed anyone with my experience, calibre and credentials so if you want to start playing with fire be careful you might get burned.”

Brook and American Breidis Prescott also want to box Bolton’s Khan.