Next month Derry’s Paul Mc Closkey will challenge WBA light welterweight Champion Amir Khan in Manchester. Khan says he will use his title defence on the 16th April to prove he is the best light welterweight on the planet. His reward for victory would be a unification bout with Tim Bradley in the summer. European Champion McCloskey who is unbeaten in 22 fights hopes to take the belt at his first time of asking. The Dungiven south paw is also looking to upset the Bolton fighters hopes of merging the WBA & WBO titles.