After a huge win over Kerry Hope for the WBO Asia Pacific title on Sunday, Vijender Singh gathered confidence to hint at a possible future fight with Amir Khan. The well-known British boxer considers this challenge to be funny, but has not ruled out the bout in the future, claiming it will be like an India-Pakistan cricket match if it materialises.
"If we fight, the bout will be a blockbuster but if it doesn't happen, I am always going to support him and stand in his corner. You've got the India-Pakistan connection & that will make this bout huge. It will be like India-Pakistan in cricket," NDTV quoted Amir as saying.
Khan, who even came close to fighting superstars like Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in the past, believes Vijender should continue his good run in the boxing ring before challenging high-profiled stars. To be fair, there is no comparison between the two boxers at present. Amir Khan has been one of the best pro boxers, winning 31 of his 35 fights. Vijender, on the other hand, just started fighting pro last year.
"Before calling out big names like me, he needs to build up his experience, some fighters do get very ambitious. I was just like Vijender when I turned pro, I worked very hard & he needs to do that too. Vijender is skillful but the next ten fights will be crucial for his experience," Khan said.
Khan, few days ago, had also warned Vijender via Twitter after learning that the Indian boxer had challenged the British star. The 2004 Athens Olympics silver medallist again spoke on the same lines.
"I find Vijender's challenge quite funny, I will ruin his career," Khan added.