British Welterweight Champion Bradley Skeete has called for a fight with Amir Khan.

Skeete won the Lord Lonsdale belt outright  in July but now wants to step up to world level after missing out on a fight with Jeff Horn.

After a stint in the I'm A Celebrity jungle in Australia, Khan is targeting a return to the ring early next year and Skeete believes the bout would earn plenty of UK interest.

"I believe Frank [Warren] offered them the fight but they obviously rejected it. He went in the jungle - that might've been why," Skeete said on the latest BoxNation Podcast.

"Now he's coming back at 147, that's a fight I'd love. That's a massive fight for the British public. He's a world level fighter - that's the level I want to mix at, so why not? I believe that's a great fight. The likes of Amir Khan are good to test myself against."

The Penge boxer is currently ranked at number three with the WBO and six with the IBF, and believes these rankings could help lure Khan into a fight.

"I respect him and a I rate him as a fighter. I know he's basing himself back in the UK. I've got world rankings with the governing bodies. I'm the British Champion at the weight. If he's looking at a fight, then why not fight me?"

A World Title challenge against Horn seemed to be very close to being agreed, however the Australian's team decided to face Gary Corcoran instead.

"If it wasn't for Jeff Horn and his team swerving the fight, then I'd be World Champion by Christmas. I'd have went over there and got that World Title," argued Skeete.

"The facts were; I got offered the fight, I accepted the fight, the terms and everything were agreed. Obviously they did their research and came back saying they're looking at another opponent. They swerved the fight. Deep down they knew I was going out there and I would've give them a boxing lesson!"

Skeete is back in action on February 10th in London, alongside Zolani Tete, Anthony Yarde and Daniel Dubois. "I need meaningful fights now. I'm at that level. I cleared up domestically, I'm not looking back. With Kell Brook moving up to Light-Middle, I'm the number one at the weight," he added.

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