Amir Khan Signs with Matchroom Boxing

The Bolton boxer has put aside his feud with Eddie Hearn and signed a three-fight deal

The Bolton boxer has put aside his feud with Eddie Hearn and signed a three-fight deal

The 2004 Olympic lightweight silver medalist's last outing was back in May 2016 when he stepped up to middleweight to face Mexico's star pugilist Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and was knocked out in the sixth round. "Away from the fun and games from some of the best TV viewing we've seen in recent years on 'I'm a Celebrity, ' the desire is to win titles". I'm going to get the feel of boxing again and go to training camp in a few weeks. I want a great year this year, no messing around, no play-time, I want big fights under my belt.

"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", said Khan at a press conference in London.

Khan (31) dismissed concerns about Hearn having a conflict of interest by also working with Brook.

Hearn accused the fighter of being "scared" of fighting Brook, while in August Khan said: 'The only way I would take that Brook fight is if he left Eddie Hearn.

Their reunion also sets up a big-money return for Khan to Sky Sports, who will screen the Liverpool return against a top-10 welterweight opponent to be named next week, a summer showdown with perhaps Brook but more likely American bad boy and four-time champion Adrien Broner, then a winter world title super-fight against Errol Spence Jnr or Keith Thurman. At this final stage of my career I need a team who can get me the big fights.

'He's very disrespectful and he's never come clear with me. I always said that to him.

"Pacquiao, Garcia and Peterson are what we are looking at, but when Eddie and I spoke we talked about Kell Brook being the target", he added.

Khan, lighter in weight than when he started his time under the reality television microscope in Australia, will return to the ring after an absence of 20 months.

In the past, Khan has spoken of his dislike for Hearn. Eddie, in my view, is the best promoter in the UK.

"His name is bigger because he has fought more big names [than Brook]".

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.

With the two British brawlers now under the same stable it's now believed that the much-anticipated fight may finally happen this year. And April 21 is going to be a lot of fun.

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