Lee McAllister eyes future Amir Khan bout

Lee McAllister boxes for the European title in February
McAllister will box for the European title in February

Lee McAllister believes his EBU light-welterweight clash with champion Denis Shafikov could be the gateway to a dream fight against Amir Khan.

The unbeaten 24-year-old Russian will visit Aberdeen Exhibition Centre on 25 February to defend his European title.

"The last light-welterweight European champion from Britain was Paul McCloskey and he got a shot at Khan," said McAllister.

"If I get a shot at Khan next year I will be buzzing. I would love it."

McAllister, nicknamed 'The Aberdeen Assassin', is supremely confident ahead of the meeting with Shafikov and the 29-year-old Scot is aware that he his approaching the end of his career.

"I have only have a few years left and whatever I achieve in the next three years, that will be it, my dreams will be finished and I will have to go back to get a normal job like everyone else," explained the Commonwealth and IBO international champion.

"Shirkov will come over and try to bulldoze me but he is in for a shock. I will be ready to knock him out.

"On paper it will be my hardest fight to date but I will prepare right and he will get sent back with his tail between his legs.

"But to be honest, I'm not really interested in him. I am quite happy to do my own thing and let him worry about me. He has no chance."