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Boxer Amir Khan open to ‘massive fight’ with UFC star Conor McGregor

British boxer Amir Khan would welcome a future fight with former UFC 'champ champ' Conor M..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Sports , at April 19, 2019

British boxer Amir Khan would welcome a future fight with former UFC 'champ champ' Conor McGregor, saying that the potential clash between the two prizefighters would be 'great business' for both.

Khan is preparing for his bid to seize the WBO welterweight title from the unbeaten Terence Crawford in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, and despite his underdog status, the Englishman is confident that he has the skills to topple the American.

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And after that? A lucrative cross-code fight with McGregor remains an interesting, and as far as Khan is concerned, realistic possibility.

"I mean its business, isnt it?" Khan explained to talkSPORT's Gareth A. Davies.

"Were 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. Itd be huge, youve got Irish vs English so thatll be massive.

"If that happens, Im not one to turn away from that."

McGregor has traded UFC's Octagon for a boxing ring on one occasion in the past where he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather in the tenth round of their August 2016 boxing match.

It was one of the most lucrative sporting events in history and earned McGregor the type of paycheck which would have eased the blow of defeat somewhat. Since then he has stated that he would consider a boxing return should the correct situation present itself.

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