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Boxing: Amir Khan’s next fight in Sheffield?

Boxer Amir Khan during the press conference at The Mayfair Hotel, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 9, 2012. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Boxer Amir Khan during the press conference at The Mayfair Hotel, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 9, 2012. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

BOXING superstar Amir Khan is set to fight in the UK for the first time in two years and the main event is expected to be Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena, it was reported today.

He is said to be fighting Julio Diaz on April 27 - or possibly a week earlier, on April 20.

There has been no official announcement but the story is being covered this afternoon on several web sites, including The Sun.

An April fight in the UK has also been hinted at on social media sites closely linked to Khan, 26.

Mexican-born American Diaz, 33, would ensure Khan has another tough night as he attempts to rebuild his career.

Former world champion Khan, suffered back-to-back defeats against Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia who knocked him out in four rounds.

But he returned with a convincing win over Carlos Molina in Los Angeles, in December.

Sheffield’s own Kell Brook is the opponent fight fans would like to see in a Battle of Britain showdown.

 

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