Hamzah Sheeraz spoke about his feud with Amir Khan this week, stating that he would be more than happy to settle his differences with Khan in the ring.
Former world champion Khan was critical of Sheeraz last week after his second round knockout of River Wilson-Bent in Telford, describing the 23 year old as arrogant and saying he would ‘stick it on him’ if their paths crossed.
Sheeraz, considered by many to be one of Britain’s best young fighters, works with Khan’s uncle Taz, with the relationship believed to be linked to Khan’s ill feeling towards the young light-middleweight.
Sheeraz told IFL TV that he would not resort to violence if he and Khan crossed paths in public.
“I’m not a street fighter, I’m a boxer. I fight in the ring, that’s what I do.”
However, when asked if he would be up for a boxing match with the Bolton man under Queensberry rules, Sheeraz said he would be happy to oblige.
“If that’s how he wants to stick it on me, then so be it, I’m all for it. I’m a fighter at the end of the day and I don’t say no to anything like that.”
The idea of a meeting between the pair in the ring seems slightly far fetched, with having Khan repeatedly stated how much he has enjoyed retirement since his stoppage loss to Kell Brook back in February.
Although he has previously kept the door open to having exhibition bouts, the idea of a professional fight with a hard punching, physically big prospect over ten years his junior is probably not number one on Khan’s current to do list.