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Amir Khan calls out Jake Paul, Ready to come out of retirement

LockerRoom Team
20 September 2023

Former world champion Amir Khan has revealed that he would consider making a comeback to the boxing ring, even if it means putting on weight, to face controversial YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.

Khan, a retired unified super-lightweight champion, called time on his boxing career last year after a knockout loss to Kell Brook, followed by a suspension due to a failed drug test. Despite being content with his retirement decision, Khan has expressed his willingness to step back into the ring for a showdown with Jake Paul.

Throughout his career, Khan's highest weight was 155 pounds, which he reached for a world title bout against Canelo Alvarez in May 2016. To face Jake Paul, who has never weighed in lighter than 183 pounds, Khan would need to significantly increase his weight.

"Jake Paul, he gets on my nerves a little bit," Khan shared during an appearance on Heart Breakfast with Jamie and Amanda. "I think the way he conducts himself, the way he acts, and he’s just full of himself as well, and he thinks he can fight. He’s only been boxing for like a year, so yeah, I’d love to fight him. He’s been very lucky though; he’s a little bit heavier than me, but I don’t mind putting the pounds on just to beat him up."

While Khan has put on some weight since his retirement, he remains in good physical shape and is far from being oversized for his 5'5" frame. In a recent interview on The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X, Khan humorously mentioned that his wife, Faryal, has jokingly urged him to return to the gym to shed some pounds.

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The possibility of an Amir Khan vs. Jake Paul clash has stirred interest among boxing fans, with Khan's willingness to make the necessary weight adjustments adding intrigue to the potential matchup.

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