Khan to return in April after signing for Matchroom

Khan to return in April after signing for Matchroom

The welterweight has signed a three-fight contract with a promoter he has long spoken of his dislike for, and will return to the ring after a near two-year absence in Liverpool on April 21.

Khan hasn't fought since suffering a sixth-round knockout defeat, in a middleweight world title fight, to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in May 2016.

An opponent has not yet been named for Khan's April contest but both Adrien Broner and Kell Brook have been rumoured as possible options.

However, after a successful stint a year ago on British reality-TV show "I'm a Celebrity".

"But Amir Khan will spend more time moving around the ring and more time boxing so I couldn't say right now". Eddie, in my view, is the best promoter in the UK.

"I really put all my eggs in one basket and thought "this is the fight I really want".

The Bolton boxer was speaking at the official announcement of his shock link-up with old foe Eddie Hearn at Matchroom.

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I don't see why not, why it can't take place.

. I'm going to get the feel of boxing again and go to training camp in a few weeks. It's been almost five years since he last boxed in this country. "But now we're kings of the world, and the king is back".

He added: "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".

Khan has put Spence Jr on his three-fight wishlist as he looks to regain a world title under Matchroom Boxing and having boxed in America for the last five years, could get a shot at the Texan known as "The Truth".

Eddie Hearn has grand plans for Amir Khan and that doesn't just include a Khan-Kell Brook bout.

It will also be five years since Khan last fought in the United Kingdom, and since then Hearn has repeatedly tempted to lure him into a fight with rival Kell Brook, contributing to the tension between them.

'That's one of the reasons why I keep away from Eddie Hearn and his shows, I just don't want to be in that drama'. "This surprises a lot of people because there has been friction in the past and a lot of things have been said, particularly around failed negotiations to make the Kell Brook fight". I always said that to him.

But now ten months later, Khan is looking to a bright future under Hearn, a man he previously said he "didn't like".

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