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.

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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. 

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