Amir Khan will be returning back to the ring in April after an absence 18 months will be facing his opponent who is yet to be announced at The Echo Arena, Liverpool.

Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom boxing has signed up the 31-year-old on a three-fight-deal and will be targeting another world title.

Khan said: “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.

Amir has previously held the WBA and IBF belts during a successful spell at super-welterweight, including wins over Paulie Malignaggi, Zab Judah and Marcos Maidana.

Hearn has said “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 boxing and is to return on April 21”.

Brook and Adrien Broner were mentioned as potential opponents, but no fighter has been announced for the April show.


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