Amir Khan has responded to Tyson Fury’s comical heavyweight challenge, claiming he finds the comment from his fellow Brit ‘strange’, talkSPORT report.
The self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ was expected to take on American WBC champion Deontay Wilder for a second time following their controversial split decision draw back in December.
However, after complicated talks between both parties, it was announced during the week that the pair will not be facing off in a rematch, with Wilder now likely to take on fellow American Dominic Breazeale next.
That has left Fury searching for a new opponent for his next bout, with Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker two names who have now been heavily linked with a clash against the 30-year-old.
And when asked who he will take on next, Fury humorously answered:
Amir Khan. Yeah I think I’m fighting Amir Khan, he’s moving up to heavyweight.
Do you know what? I might give Sefer Seferi a rematch – he’s a nice guy.
When asked about Fury’s comments, Khan, who is set to take on WBO welterweight world champion Terence Crawford in April, confusingly said:
I find that quite strange really. I don’t want to be in the ring with Tyson Fury, he’s huge compared to me.
Maybe he’s trying to say that maybe I’m looking big, I’m looking strong.
I don’t know why he would mention my name. Maybe he knows that I’ve got a big fight coming up. I don’t know, I need to ask him.