Silver Olympic medallist and two-time world champion Amir Khan has signed with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom sport and will return to boxing on April 21st at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
The 31-year-old will have been absent from the ring for nearly two years by the time he steps through the ropes in April, with his last appearance in May 2016 seeing him defeated at the middleweight limit by Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas.
Khan will campaign at welterweight on his return as he looks to becomes a two-weight world champion having previously held two championship belts at super lightweight.
Possibly the biggest surprise is that Khan appears to have done a U-turn on his opinion of Eddie Hearn having previously and publicly expressed his dislike for Hearn in the past, citing the promoter as one of the reasons he would not fight Kell Brook.
However, all that now appears to be firmly in the past as Khan stated at the presser .”We have decided to put everything that happened behind us, Eddie in my view is the best promoter in the UK, I want to start boxing in the UK a lot more now and it is all about being with the best team”
In what looks like a positive business move for both parties Hearn added. “I am delighted to have him back boxing in the UK, it has been nearly 5 years since he last boxed in this country”
With the likes of Terence Crawford, Keith Thurman, Errol Spence Jr and former foe Danny Garcia all campaigning at 147 it will certainly not be an easy task for Khan to regain world champion status, however like always with Amir Khan, there is guaranteed to be some excitement along the way.