Khan eyes a bright future

BOXING: Amir Khan is hoping victory over WBA light-welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik will earn him a superfight with Ricky Hatton.<br /><br /> The Bolton fighter is being linked with a showdown with &ldquo;The Hitman&rdquo; but first must assume world champion status with victory against Ukrainian Kotelnik in Manchester on Saturday night.<br /><br /> &ldquo;This is a fight that is going to catapult me to the bigger fights. I need to win this fight to take me to the next level,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;The fight with Ricky, if it happens, it happens. We are both not pushing it, we&rsquo;ll see what the promoters say.&rdquo;