Amir Khan is in need of a name opponent to help him get the superstardom he craves.

The BoxNation favourite missed out three times on Floyd Mayweather who is retired for now and it looks like this year's only fight for Amir will be his thrilling points win over Chris Algieri.

It is a shame that he has been inactive. We look at five names who might get Khan back on top of the world.

Khan lands on Alexander

Tim Bradley

Bradley has become a BoxNation regular and is back on the Channel of Champions on November 7 when he meets Brandon Rios.

Bradley v Khan has been talked about for a long time and would be a corker - a real pick 'em fight where the key would be Bradley dealing with the Briton's speed.

CHANCES OF TAKING PLACE: Mentioned recently, but right now going in opposite directions. It's a year away at least.


Kell Brook

Although Brook and his promoter, Eddie Hearn wanted the fight this year, Khan and his team have snubbed the fight so far.

The boxing grapevine is always whispering that Khan and his family do not enjoy working with Hearn and the relationship wasn't too good when he fought Paul McCloskey.

But, there is a lot of money to be made and currency brings unlikely bed partners.

CHANCES OF TAKING PLACE: If both remain unbeaten, a stadium fight next summer... surely.

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Danny Garcia

It is a fantastic rematch, and many people believe Khan may well get revenge for his shock fourth round KO loss against Garcia in their super-lightweight unification back in July 2012.

It would certainly be a hammer blow for the loser, but a second meeting has Fight of the Year potential.

CHANCES OF TAKING PLACE: Easy to make because of the fighters Al Haymon links, and plenty of gym rats reckon it could be a goer inside the early part of 2016.


Manny Pacquiao

Until about two weeks ago, the Bolton man was in the box seat to face the Filipino legend on April 9.

It seemed on the brink of being signed, but promoter Bob Arum appears to have written off Khan's chances although the Amir insists the fight could take place. Timothy Bradley and Terence Crawford are also in the frame

CHANCES OF TAKING PLACE: Khan is bullish about the battle, but there is silence from Team Pacquaio

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Lamont Peterson

Amir's cruel split decision defeat in the Washington DC man's back yard in December 2011 left a bad taste, but the rematch is yet to happen.

They were meant to clash several months later in Las Vegas, but the contest was scrapped when the American failed a drugs test.

CHANCES OF TAKING PLACE: Little talk right now and seemingly not on the agenda