“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Matchroom,”. “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.”
“I am delighted to welcome former unified World Champion Amir Khan to the
Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports Boxing team,”. “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.”