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Khan reveals Garcia could be next if he beats Judah

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Amir Khan claims Danny Garcia could be his next opponent, if the 24-year-old comes through his bout with Zab Judah in February.

Khan returned to winning ways at the weekend, stopping Carlos Molina to snap a two-fight losing streak. Victory showed a new cautious side to Khan, who wants to prove he is still world title material under new coach Virgil Hunter.

The Brit was guilty of recklessness against Garcia in their first meeting, which saw Khan stopped in round four. He is now desperate for a rematch and hinted a plan has been drawn up to lure Garcia into the showdown.

"I wanted to fight in LA, it was a great show, Danny Garcia was there and I pointed out I want a rematch. I don't think he was too keen on it," Khan told Sky Sports News.

"But I had a good chat with Richard Schaefer (CEO of Golden Boy Promotions) the day after and he put a plan in front of me. Let's hope Danny Garcia wins his next fight because that could be the next one for us."

Garcia had previously expressed his own interest in the rematch, although he did not fancy staging it in the UK. Khan's susceptibility to a big punch seemingly plays into the hands of the reigning light-welterweight world champion, and Garcia is happy to prove it a second time.

"If the money's right then we'll definitely fight whenever and wherever," Garcia said. "But it's up to what Golden Boy wants because I can say 'Yeah let's do it' but really I have no control over it.

"I don't know if I'd come back alive [from the UK] - they'd be waiting for me at the airport or they'll be waiting for my dad! If everything is right then we can do it.

"I think he'll a bit more aware and more cautious this time because last time he was a little reckless. I know I'll definitely win the fight but it might not be that early this time."

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