September 8, 2018
September 8, 2018
Amir Khan fight time

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Amir Khan fight time and where to watch it

WELTERWEIGHTS Amir Khan and Samuel Vargas battle it out this Saturday (September 8) at the Arena Birmingham, live on Sky Sports Action.

Here is all you need to know about Saturday nights event:

Rounds scheduled

12 three-minute rounds in the welterweight division.

TV Coverage

The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Action in the UK from 7.00pm (channel 407).

Alternatively

You can also use the Sky Go App to watch it on a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Or listen to it via the talkSPORT on radio via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Amir Khan fight time

Fight card – The rundown

Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas – welterweight  

Khan (32-4, 20 KO’s) takes to the ring for the second time since his two and a half year hiatus after a knockout loss to  Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in May 2016. Khan blasted comeback opponent Phil Lo Greco (28-4 15 KO’s) out in one round back in April. Vargas (29-3-2 14 KO’s) has shared the ring with Danny Garcia (34-1 20 KO’s) and Errol Spence Jnr (24-0 21 KO’s) , losing on both occasions.

Jason Welborn vs  Tommy Langford – British middleweight title

Welborn (23-6 7 KO’s) and Langford (20-2 6 KO’s) treated fans to a fight of the year contender in May. Langford was counted in the second round before suffering a cut in the next round, while Welborn suffered perforated eardrum on the way to capturing the title.

Scott Fitzgerald vs Craig Morris – super-welterweight

Fitzgerald (10-0, 7 KO’s) will look to maintain his unbeaten start to his career since turning professional in February 2016. Morris owns just one loss coming against Ryan Fields in February 2016, and beat Ryan Martin in December 2017.

Sam Eggington vs Hassan Mwakinyo – super-welterweight

Eggington (23-4, 15 KO’s) is coming off a victory over Peter Kramer in June. Hassan Mwakinyo (11-2, 7 KO’s) is fighting for the first time in Britain.

Ryan Kelly vs Kelcie Ball – Midlands Area super-welterweight title

Kelly (11-1 5 KO’s) is defending his Midlands Area title for the first time since beating Owen Jobburn in his last bout to claim the strap. Ball (9-0, 2 KO’s) is competing for his first professional title.

Gamal Yafai vs Bryan Mairena – super-bantamweight

Yafai (15-1 8 KO’s) suffered his first professional loss against Gavin McDonnell (20-1-2 5 KO’s) in March, however, the Brit bounced back with a stoppage win against Jose Aguilar in August. Mairena (10-1-1 4 KO’s) is fighting for the first time away from his native Nicaragua.

Lewis Ritson vs Oscar Amador – lightweight

Ritson (16-0, 10 KO’s) is set to challenge Francesco Patera (19-3, 7 KO’s) for the vacant European lightweight title in October. Ritson, the current British lightweight champion will use Amador (10-7, 1 KO) as preparation for that bout.