Lee McAllister eyes future Amir Khan bout
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."