Khan To Matchroom Official: Next Fight April 21st
Following nearly two years away from the ring, Amir Khan will return to action on April 21st under the Matchroom Boxing banner.
Khan and promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Wednesday, that the British boxing star has signed a three fight deal with Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing group, and will take his next fight against an unnamed opponent at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
Khan last fought in May 2016, when he fell to Canelo Alvarez in a move to Middleweight. This will be Khan’s first fight in England since beating Julio Diaz in Sheffield in April 2013.
“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Matchroom,” said Khan.
“This decision is not one I’ve taken lightly, as I’m at a hugely important time in my career, but having spoken to Eddie at length, it was clear he and I were on the same page in terms of what I want to be doing and what I still want to achieve. I’m determined to win another World Championship and I’m confident I’ve got the right team behind me to help me do so.”
“Just as important a factor was the opportunity to fight in the UK for the first time in seven years, and to do so with the support of the British fans and Sky Sports behind me. British boxing is in such a good place and I genuinely can’t wait to get back in that ring with the incredible home support behind me.”
“I’ve been out of the ring for too long, and I’m desperate to make up for lost time, starting in April.”
Hearn is excited to add another big name U.K fighter to his ever growing stable. Hearn made big news in the United States in late 2017, when he added former champion Daniel Jacobs to Matchroom’s new U.S. branch.
“I am delighted to welcome former unified World Champion Amir Khan to the Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports Boxing team,” said Hearn. “Amir is one of the biggest names in the sport of boxing and his return on April 21 will be the first time he has boxed in the UK in seven years.”
“The plan is to box in April and then again in August or September in preparation for a super fight in Winter 2018. The target is to provide him with the biggest fights possible with a mouth-watering list of names including the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Kell Brook, Keith Thurman and Errol Spence. I’m excited to get started and looking forward to a huge night of boxing on April 21.”