Amir Khan says he cannot wait to get into the ring with Devon Alexander at the weekend as he feels a victory on Saturday will book his ticket to a dream fight in 2015.
The 28-year-old is due to defend his WBC silver welterweight title in Las Vegas and knows an impressive performance will more than likely give him the chance to fight one of the sport’s greats in 2015.
After winning silver at the 2004 Olympics, the Bolton fighter enjoyed a strong start to life in the professional ranks, winning his first 18 fights but has endured a few nights to forget since, losing to Breidis Prescott, Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia along the way.
However, three straight wins against quality opponents has reignited talk of a possible bout with either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao in 2015 – a prospect Khan spoken about for some time.
Saturday sees the Brit top the bill at the MGM Grand and, despite Alexander losing just twice in his 26 fights, the King is confident of getting a comfortable win which could set him up for a huge 12 months next year.
“My goals are to fight the biggest names in boxing,” he said. “After Alexander, there are names like Mayweather and Pacquiao getting thrown at me. It’s all about fighting at that elite level of boxing.
“Roll on 2015. It’s a big year for me. Hopefully I’ll get past this fight, finish this year off with a big bang and go on to a huge year for me in 2015. There are going to be some huge fights for me.”