Fresh from his valiant effort in Las Vegas over the weekend, Amir Khan finds himself still sitting at the top of the WBC World Welterweight rankings.
Khan, who was sensationally knocked out by Canelo Alvarez in the sixth round, is set to move back down to a more natural weight and push ahead with his career.
Our man on the famous Strip last week Steve Lillis caught up with the WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman, who explained the situation.
“Amir Khan is the mandatory contender in the Welterweight division. The WBC accepted his opportunity to fight Canelo. If he was to lose, he’s still the mandatory challenger – It’s in writing.”
This would present Khan with an opportunity to rematch current Champion Danny Garcia, who holds a knockout victory over the Bolton native back in July 2012.
Garcia, who won the vacant World Title against Robert Guerrero back in January, has been linked with a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather should the 49-0 superstar return to the ring later this year.
After nearly a year in between fights, the proud Brit took to his Twitter after Saturday night’s defeat to declare:
Plenty more huge fights for me, I'm sure my stocks have risen, hope you all enjoyed the fight, i dared to be great and I'm not going to stop— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) May 8, 2016
Fans will be hoping it doesn’t take Amir another 12 months to return to the ring after his gutsy effort in the U.S.
Watch the full interview with Steve Lillis and Mauricio Sulaiman below: