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Khan has sights on Hatton

NEW WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan says he is willing to put his friendship on the line to fight fellow British hero Ricky Hatton.<br /><br />Khan makes the first defence of his title against mandatory challenger Dmitriy Salita in Newcastle on Saturday.<br /><br />But the Bolton fighter admits he has his sights set on locking horns with &ldquo;The Hitman&rdquo; despite the pair being close friends for many years. <br /><br />&ldquo;It is not nonsense, it is a fight that could happen because we are both at the same weights, I am a world champion now, Ricky has come back into the game again from retirement and he wants another shot at a world title,&rdquo; Khan said.<br /><br />&ldquo;Let&rsquo;s just see how things go &ndash; it is all up to the promotion side of it. It would be a big British fight, a fight that the British fans want to see.<br /><br />&ldquo;It is just a shame we are at the same weight because we are good friends. But business is business and sometimes you have to fight your friends.&rdquo;