News | Jun 28 2018

Amir Khan faces Samuel Vargas in Birmingham

Amir Khan will fight Samuel Vargas in September. John Dennen reports from Birmingham
Amir Khan
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BOLTON star Amir Khan came face-to-face with his next opponent, Samuel Vargas, at a press conference Thursday at the Arena Birmingham, where the two will fight on September 8.

Khan has only had 39 seconds of competitive action this year, halting Phil Lo Greco in quick time in Liverpool in April. But Vargas, born in Colombia and based in Toronto, insisted he was made of different stuff. Although he has fought and lost to Errol Spence and Danny Garcia, he comes with a 29-3-2 (14) record.

“Vargas is going to come to fight. He’s a fast starter,” Khan said. “You could say he definitely is a level above [Lo Greco] and that’s the way we want to go.