News | Jan 19 2018

The possible opponents for Amir Khan comeback fight

Promoter Eddie Hearns speaks to John Dennen about whom Amir Khan will fight next
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FORMER world champion Amir Khan, after almost two years out of action, is due to return to the ring on April 21 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool in a surprise link up with promoter Eddie Hearn.

16 candidates are under consideration for Khan’s comeback opponent. Hearn has sent the longlist of options to Amir’s trainer Virgil Hunter.

Names like Josesito Lopez, who is a veteran opponent of Canelo Alvarez, Marcos Maidana and Andre Berto and the conqueror of Victor Ortiz, Sammy Vazquez, who’s coming off losses to Felix Diaz and Luis Collazo, Phil Lo Greco, an Errol Spence victim who went the distance with Shawn Porter, and tricky American Mauricio Herrera are in the frame.