New Delhi, July 19: Pakistan-origin British boxing star Amir Khan has congratulated Indian boxing star Vijender Singh on his win against Australian Kerry Hope in the WBO Asia Pacific title fight but also called him a 'kid'.
Vijender hints at showdown with Amir Khan in India after Asia/Pacific title win
A day after WBO Asia-Pacific champ, Vijender Singh, expressed his desire to fight with Khan, the latter cautioned the 30-year-old Indian dasher to be careful what he wishes for.
"Congratulations to @boxervijender on the win. Careful what you wish for kid!," tweeted Khan, a former Olympic silver-medallist and WBA lightweight world champion.
Singh clinched his seventh straight win and the Super Middleweight title by outlasting former WBC European champion Kerry Hope in a 10-round contest, cheered vociferously by delirious home fans on July 16.
The victory propelled Vijender to the 15th spot in the WBO rankings and he will have to defend his title in the next two months.
(Vijender in seventh heaven after clinching WBO title)
"Mine and Amir's weight categories are different. So, in case he increases his weight or I decrease mine then we can work it out. We are thinking about it, so let's see. I hope that when that big fight happens, it happens in India only," said Vijender when asked about his future plans and fight with Khan.
(Twitterati hail 'King of Ring' Vijender Singh)
Amir, a former WBA world champion, is primarily a lightweight boxer, who recently tried himself in the middleweight by taking on world champion Saul Canelo Alvarez. However, it ended in disaster for him when he was knocked out in the sixth round.
With his tweet Amir Khan has certainly tried to heat up the debate of a fight between the two pugilists.