Jake Paul called out by Amir Khan despite THREE STONE difference as ex-champ vows to pack on pounds to 'beat him up' | The Sun
AMIR KHAN has vowed to pack on the pounds to come out of retirement and fight Jake Paul.
The British boxing legend hung up the gloves following his February 2022 loss to bitter rival Kell Brook.
But Khan – who is serving a drugs ban following his final bout – has refused to rule out a comeback.
And he is even willing to go up in weight to take on YouTuber-turned boxer Paul.
He said on Heart radio: "Jake Paul, he gets on my nerves a little bit.
"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.
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"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."
Paul, 26, was beaten for the first time in February this year, losing a split-decision to Tommy Fury, 24, in Saudi Arabia.
But he returned in August to beat ex-UFC star Nate Diaz, 38, over ten rounds in Texas.
He weighed 185lb (13st 2lb) for the bout, while Khan was 149lb (10st 6lb) for his loss to Brook, 37.
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The 2004 Olympic silver medallist, 36, is currently serving a two-year drugs ban following a failed test last year.
He was found with traces of Ostarine in his system, which aids weight loss and muscle growth.
The substance is prohibited by United Kingdom Anti-Doping, who Khan co-operated with during their investigation.
UKAD confirmed Khan's ban – after it was referred to the National Anti-Doping Panel – but he doubled down on unknowingly consuming the substance.
A statement read: "Mr Khan’s case was heard by the independent tribunal on 24 January 2023 and in its written decision dated 21 February 2023, the panel found both violations proved, concluded that Mr Khan had established that they were not ‘intentional’ within the meaning of ADR Article 10.2.3 and imposed a two-year ban on him."
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