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Khan eyes Stateside bouts after 76-second demolition

WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan has vowed to &ldquo;shock the world&rdquo; after retaining his title in emphatic style on Saturday night.<br /><br />The Bolton fighter took just 76 seconds to stop the previously unbeaten Dmitriy Salita and complete a successful first defence of his title.<br /><br />Victory in Newcastle took Khan&rsquo;s record to 22 wins from 23 fights and marked another milestone in his vast improvement under top trainer Freddie Roach.<br /><br />Unlike in his quickfire defeat of American-based Salita, Khan seems in no hurry to fight across the Atlantic &ndash; but has promised to make a splash when he does.<br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s everyone&rsquo;s dream to go over to Vegas,&rdquo; said Khan. &ldquo;After that reception, you don&rsquo;t want to leave England. But, definitely, in the next year sometime, I think it would be a good move to go to the States. I train over there and I love it there. Next year sometime is what we&rsquo;re looking at and we&rsquo;re going to hopefully shock the world when we go to America.&rdquo;<br /><br />Roach is thought to have identified American pair Luis Castillo and Zab Judah, and Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez as potential next opponents for the 22-year-old.<br /><br />An all-English bout with Ricky Hatton, out of the ring since his demolition at the hands of Manny Pacquiao in May, has also been mooted.<br /><br />But promoter Frank Warren said: &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t feel Ricky Hatton should fight any more. Maybe he could get himself down to the weight, but one thing&rsquo;s for sure, his reflexes and his legs are gone.&rdquo;<br /><br />He added: &ldquo;He Khan will go and fight in the States, of course he will. What fighter doesn&rsquo;t want to fight at Madison Square Garden or in Las Vegas? He&rsquo;s got the ambition to do that and prove himself over there. He will do that.&rdquo;