AMIR KHAN intends to fight three times in 2017, beginning with a welterweight contest in January.

The 29-year-old was flattened by Canelo Alvarez in May, in what was a 155lb catchweight fight for the WBC world middleweight title.

Having won two world titles at super-lightweight, Khan moved to welter in 2014 before electing to fight Alvarez. He has since taken to social media and confirmed he will return to 147lbs.

After his loss to Canelo, the Bolton fighter admitted the jump in weight may have been too much and stated that he would take a break before returning to the ring.

He remains the No 1 challenger to Danny Garcia’s WBC welterweight title, a fight that would also give him a chance at revenge for the fourth-round stoppage Garcia took over Amir in 2012.

He had previously expressed an interest in pursuing a fight with UFC superstar Conor McGregor, and urged to Irishman to contact him after Conor outpointed Nate Diaz at the weekend.

A monster domestic fight with IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook could certainly still be on the cards, though a lot depends on how Brook fares against Gennady Golovkin at middleweight on September 10.