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Home fights persuaded Amir Khan to join Matchroom

Home fights persuaded Amir Khan to join Matchroom

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. I want to win the world championship.

"One of the biggest stars in world boxing is back at a time when British boxing is booming", Hearn said.

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

'Going to the jungle made me think about everything that had been going wrong with my life, ' said Khan as he revealed a three-fight campaign to win a world welterweight title. "Get Me Out of Here", Khan is looking to put all that behind him. "I train and work hard and as long as I do that Allah is with me".

In November a year ago, Khan said he still wants a fight with Kell Brook, but admitted they both need to rebuild their careers with wins before settling their long-running rivalry. Get Me Out Of Here! programme last month.

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Amir Khan has signed a three-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport
GETTY Amir Khan has signed a three-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport

'He's very disrespectful and he's never come clear with me. "I just don't like Eddie Hearn", the recently I'm a Celebrity contestant once said.

"He has basically been an American fighter". Eddie, in my view, is the best promoter in the UK.

Fans will be hoping the partnership will eventually see Khan face off against Brook, but after the former IBF welterweight champion moved up to 154 pounds that showdown is slightly more complicated. "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", he said.

Spence Jr is confident he will beat Peterson - who took a controversial split decision over Khan back in 2011 - in his first title defence.

"When Pacquiao went and I heard Kell Brook went up a weight I thought "where do I go from here".

Brook warned that he is seriously considering hanging up the gloves at the end of 2018 and says a long-awaited fight between him and Khan has to happen this year. And April 21 is going to be a lot of fun.

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