According to TheSun, Amir Khan is looking to fight Ricky Hatton’s conqueror Vyacheslav Senchenko in April at the Manchester Arena.
Aren’t there any better fights for out there for Khan? As I understand, he is trying to rebuild his career after two consecutive losses, and wants to get back to the top of the rankings as soon as possible. It is one thing to fight for money (Khan is looking at earning about £500,000 if this fight materializes), and it is another to earn your fans back by fighting top competition.
I am not trying to say that Senchenko is a nobody, and that Khan will toy with the Ukrainian champion, but as far as credibility goes, there are other fights that would boos Khan’s career much higher than a victory over Senchenko.
It’s hard to say whether Khan will be facing Garcia anytime soon, but his team should certainly aim for that goal. Calling Garcia out, accepting an offer that may not be optimal or what he wants, and agreeing to any terms set by team Garcia is something that Khan needs to push for and let the media know of his intentions. This is a fight that should not be all that hard to push though, thus I blame the lack of effort and possibly even apprehension of either team.
If Khan fights Senchenko, there is only two things that will come of it: a good payday, and a waste of time.