We won’t be pushed into a decision - Vali

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AMIR Khan appears set to press ahead with plans for a summer unification bout with WBO and WBC kingpin, Timothy Bradley having flatly rejected pleas for a rematch at the post-fight press conference.

And the WBA champion’s manager, Asif Vali last night insisted there will be no hasty decision made in terms of a rematch during the next 14 days at least.

“I’ve come back into the office today (Monday) and there’s a lot of stuff I have to deal with. Whatever Barry wants to do I’m sure he’ll do. I’ve no comment on a rematch, Barry’s asking for what he’s asking for and he will receive a reply back.

“It’s too early to examine what happened, I’m still digesting all the information and I’m just getting round to dealing with everything today.

“I thought Paul McCloskey and his team did a top class job in generating a fantastic atmosphere and the MEN arena was rocking which was good to see.

“I received a text from one of the organisers at the M.E.N. who said after 15 years of organising events at the arena, Saturday night was in the top five. So it shows what the Irish fans brought to the event it was brilliant.”

Vali refused to be pushed into making any decision on Khan’s immediate future, saying only that an announcement would be made in the next couple of weeks.

“I don’t want to make any statement on a rematch at this point. Anything else that comes out of it I’m sure will come out in the next ten to 14 days and we’ll take it from there.

“We’ve got to digest where we are, look at the fans, look at the future, review everything and take a few days off and then hopefully we’ll have an announcement to make in the near future.”