Khan to fight on British soil for first time in 2 years

King Khan 27-3, 19 KO’s will be back in a British ring on April 27th at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena when he takes on former world champ Julio “The Kidd” Diaz 40-7-1, 29 KO’s in a 10 rounder at 143lbs.

The undercard of the Golden Boy & Khan Promotions show will also feature the debuts of Anthony Ogogo and Khan’s younger brother Haroon.

“April 27th is going to be a special night,”Khan told DAILY SPORT.  “It’s been two years since I last fought in the United Kingdom and I can’t wait to get in the ring in front of my fans.  Julio Diaz is a former World Champion and a very dangerous opponent who is coming off of an impressive performance in his last fight.  I know he will be coming with guns blazing and I’m ready for whatever he has to throw at me.  With my speed and boxing skills, and his power and experience, it makes for a really exciting matchup.  He may have other ideas but I’m adamant that my return to the British shores is going to be a very successful one.”

This is sure to be a momentous occaision in British boxing with it being Golden Boy’s inaugral promotion in the UK with thier CEO Richard Schafer telling DAILY SPORT  “April 27 is going to be a great night for boxing in the U.K. and a great night for Golden Boy Promotions,”  “Between Amir Khan returning home where he is immensely popular and the pro debut of our newest prospect Anthony Ogogo, this is a great way to jump start an amazing run of fights that Golden Boy Promotions will be a part of in England for many years to come.”

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