Amir Khan targets fight with Vyacheslav Senchenko

British boxing superstar Amir Khan could be ready to make his debut in the Welterweight division on home turf as, according to reports emerging from the English press suggests, the Bolton based boxer is looking at facing Vyacheslav Senchenko, the man who thrashed the former darling of British boxing Ricky Hatton in his return to professional boxing after a hiatus of three years last year.

The former world champion completely manhandled Hatton in his comeback fight and Amir Khan is targeting him to avenge the defeat suffered by his good friend as early as April, which, if it happens, would be his first fight at home in two years.

According to The Sun, one of the most popular tabloids in England, Khan, who literally manhandled Carlos Molina before defeating him last December wants Vyacheslav Senchenko to appear at the Manchester Arena on the 20th of April where Senchenko defeated Hatton last year. The fight card is already booming with Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo slated to make his first professional outing on the undercard. And although Khan is interested in fighting Senchenko at 140 lbs, Khan would also be willing to step up to Welterweight in order to make the fight happen.

There has been a lot of speculation linking the Bolton based boxer with a host of boxers after his winning return to the ring after two successive defeats, but the 26 year old has his heart set on avenging the loss of his friend at the hands of Vyacheslav Senchenko.

Khan spoke in an interview last month that he would know when the time was right to move up to Welterweight, admitting he doesn’t feel he is quite ready yet. But the way things are going, it is almost certain that the fight will take place at Welterweight.