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Danny Garcia: Amir Khan would be dumb to fight me again

Danny Garcia says he respects Amir Khan for having the guts to step into a size mismatch, but that it would be a dumb move for Khan to target him next for a rematch.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

The silver lining in Amir Khan's brutal knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez is that he still maintains his mandatory challenger position to Danny Garcia's WBC welterweight title. That being the case, Garcia acknowledges that he may be forced into a rematch against Khan -- one he appeared to never really want after he knocked Khan out in 2012.

"I am pretty sure it could happen but I doubt he will want to fight me after he's been knocked out because I was the last man who knocked him out before Canelo," he exclusively told Sky Sports.

"It could happen. It's up to him, if he wants to do it, I am down for whatever. I am the champion so I have to defend my title and he is the number one challenger, so that's what we have to do."

So the question is, does Khan enforce his mandatory position on Garcia straight away, or at all, or does Khan seek out other alternatives to continue his career? Whatever Khan decides to do is ultimately up to him and his advisers, but Danny Garcia thinks Khan would be stupid to put him back in the crosshairs.

"Amir Khan wants to be one of the best fighters but the reality is it's a dumb decision, getting knocked out then fight the person who knocked him out before that."

"I fought Amir Khan at 140lbs, one of his prime weight classes, he was climbing at the time so I beat him when he was at his prime and at his best weight," he said.

You tell me, fans, is it a bad move for Khan to take another shot a Danny Garcia and the green belt? Where would you like to see him go from here (knowing Khan has no interest in a Kell Brook fight)?

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