Amir Khan has issued a stern warning to welterweight world champion Terence Crawford, as reported on the Mirror.

The pair will meet inside the ring on 20th April at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Khan has warned that Crawford could pay the price for overlooking him. The American is the firm favourite to emerge with a victory and he is already reportedly looking at a future fight with Errol Spence. 

Khan said:

There is a lot of talk about Crawford fighting Spence but he’s got his hands full against me. I’m not just a number, when I turn it on I turn it on. I know I haven’t looked my best in my previous fights but that’s because I belong at the level above.

If I’m fighting a guy at the top of his game then that will bring me to the top of my game. If Crawford is talking about the Spence fight and he’s overlooking me then he’s in for a big shock. I’m not here to make a night of boxing, I’m coming to win this fight. 

Khan secured two easy victories in his last two fights over Phil Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas, but he will need to be at his absolute best if he is to cause an upset against Crawford. 

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