My fight is bigger than Haye's: Amir Khan

Jul 11, 2012, 09:05 IST | Agencies

Amir Khan is not worried that his world light-welterweight title bout with Danny Garcia is being overshadowed by the grudge match between David Haye and Dereck Chisora

Khan’s contest at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas this weekend falls on the same day as the two British heavyweight rivals settle their differences at Upton Park. 

Haye and Chisora have grabbed their fair share of headlines in recent months after brawling in February following the latter’s WBC title loss to Vitali Klitschko.

Amir Khan during training in in California yesterday.

Khan said he is fighting for the WBC and WBA titles while the bout between Haye and Chisora, who has lost three of his last four fights, is merely for pride.

“People know the difference, especially boxing fans, they know my fight is a lot bigger because there’s two world titles on the line,” Khan told Five Live yesterday.

“David is a good friend of mine but the fight is not as big a fight. There are no world titles on the line and I don’t think Chisora is a top-10 (fighter) in the world. “The guy I’m fighting, Danny Garcia, is a top-10 in the world so it makes it more fun to watch.”

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