November return for Khan
Amir Khan has revealed he hopes to make his return to boxing in November and has admitted he is starting to consider retirement.
The former world light-welterweight champion has not stepped inside a ring since his being knocked out in the sixth round of his middleweight showdown with Mexico's Saul Alvarez last May.
The jump up in weight divisions proved to be a mistake by the 30-year-old and he would appear destine to return to the welterweight class for his next contest.
Khan's 36th professional fight has been a long time coming and he had expected to be back sooner than November having been in line to face Manny Pacquiao in April.
The two fighters confirmed they were close to an agreement before the deal fell apart, Pacquiao instead agreeing to face Australian Jeff Horn in July.
Meanwhile, Khan has been biding his time and is now confident of having an opponent set for a bout in November.
"I've decided to take a big fight at the end of the year and for a title hopefully," Khan told the BBC.
"I was thinking of fighting at the end of this month but what I've thought of doing instead is fighting after Ramadan - I want to be back in the ring in November."
Another potential opponent for Khan was thought to be Kell Brook but an agreement could not be reached, prompting the IBF welterweight champion to put his title on the line against Errol Spence Jr.
Brook is 7/4 to retain his title, with Spence 10/21.
A clash with domestic rival Brook would have drawn a lot of interest and could have potentially been held at an outdoor venue.
Having watched Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko battle it out at a sold out Wembley last weekend, Khan says he would like to sign off with a huge stadium fight as he plots his last few bouts.
"Boxing is definitely one of the biggest sports in Britain and to see a 90,000 stadium full, that is somewhere I would love to be," he added.
"Maybe I could see my career off having a big fight like that and then calling it a day as I've not got many fights left in me now."
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