McCloskey camp in talks for Khan rematch

Published Friday, 28 September 2012
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Negotiations are underway that could see Paul 'Dudey' McCloskey fight Amir Khan later this year.

McCloskey camp in talks for Khan rematch
Talks are underway for a rematch between McCloskey and Khan. (© Pacemaker)

Amir Khan's management have made contact with him about organising a fight in Manchester in December.

A potential rematch would be organised in England as Belfast and Dublin venues could not hold the anticipated crowd for the clash.

"We're hopeful that we can make it happen, both camps are keen on this," said Dudey's manager Francie McNicholl.

"Khan's camp were in contact with us before Paul's fight last week at the Odyssey to wish him luck.

"They followed that up after he won and put a tentative offer on the table with a view to making the fight happen on either 8 or 15 December.

"Naturally we would be keen to take up the offer but a lot will depend on television and other factors which have still to be discussed."

Khan has lost his last two fights, whereas McCloskey won his against American Manuel Perez on Saturday night, taking his ranking to number eight in the WBA light welterweight ranking.

Controversy surrounded the pair's last encounter as Khan retained the world title on a technical points decision, when the referee stopped the contest after McCloskey received a cut to his head.

Khan had said that he wouldn't fight the Dungiven boxer again - now his camp says they do have other options but they're keen to see if they can make it happen.

"In view of the way the last one finished it was not very satisfactory, Paul would like to get in there and finish off what he started," McNicholl added.

© UTV News
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