Boxing superstar Amir ‘King’ Khan returns to fight in the UK for the first time in two years next Saturday - and you could be there to see the action live, writes Graham Walker.
We have two £125 tickets to be won, to see him square up to former world champ Julio ‘The Kidd’ Diaz at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, on Saturday, April 27.
There’s also a full undercard of boxing, from 5pm.
Full details and how to enter below.
See The Star next week for our build up coverage, chats and video with Amir Khan and his brother, Haroon - who is making his professional debut on the same Sheffield bill.
Also making his professional debut will be 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Anthony Ogogo. Audley Harrison is also on the bill against Deontay Wilder.
But the main event will see Amir Khan back fighting in the UK.
Return of the King: Khan vs Diaz is a 12 round 143 pound catch-weight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Khan Promotions, sponsored by JD Sport and Maxi Muscle.
“April 27th is going to be a special night,” said Khan. “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.”
Full fight card, may be subject to change, is:
MAIN EVENT - 12 ROUNDS: Amir KHAN vs. Julio DIAZ; MIDDLEWEIGHTS - 6 ROUNDS: Anthony OGOGO vs. Kieron GRAY; HEAVYWEIGHTS - 12 ROUNDS: Deontay WILDER vs. Audley HARRISON; SUPER-FLYWEIGHT CONTEST - 4 ROUNDS: Haroon KHAN vs. Stefan SLAVCHEV; ENGLISH SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE - 10 ROUNDS: Gary SYKES vs. Jon KAYS; WELTERWEIGHTS - 4 ROUNDS: Jack CATTERALL vs. Marc MCKRAY; HEAVYWEIGHTS - 4 ROUNDS: David ALLEN vs. Deyan MIHAILOV; JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS - 10 ROUNDS: Terry FLANNIGAN vs. Nate CAMPBELL; JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS - 6 ROUNDS: Rick GODDONG vs. Bradley PRYCE; JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS - 4 ROUNDS: Tomasz MAZURKIEWICZ vs. Adam JONES; WELTERWEIGHTS - 6 ROUNDS: Adrian GONZALEZ vs. Marc CALLAGHAN.
Guarantee your tickets, priced £300, £200, £125, £75 and £50, subject to booking fee. Buy in person, call 0114 256 5656, book online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk or www.arenaticketshop.co.uk.
Please note that doors now open at 4.30pm with first fight due to start at 5pm.
For a chance to win our pair of tickets - worth £125 each - follow The Star’s digital editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompAK.
Or post your full name and details to StarCompAK, Amir Khan Competition, Graham Walker, The Star, York Street, Sheffield S1 1PU.
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