Former Champion Amir Khan Meets Eddie Hearn, Possible Return Revealed

Published 08/18/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 03: Amir Khan smiles as he heads to his corner while taking on Luis Collazo during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


Amir Khan, who is eyeing a return to the ring, has already begun negotiating with Matchroom Kingpin Eddie Hearn. Following his win over Billy Dib at the inaugural SBL event in 2019, ‘King Khan’ remained inactive. In the interim, he has also come across several behind-the-scenes duties as the President of the WBC Middle East. So, few people had expected him to come back in action.

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However, Amir Khan teased a return several months back, which urged many youngsters to call him out. Conor Benn, who is yet to become a world champion, had also asked about fighting Khan after his last win. As the Brit-Pakistani boxer is one of the most popular faces in the sport, he will not run out of relevant opponents.

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According to reports, Khan can face Kell Brook next. Although the matchup isn’t official, it clearly makes sense at this stage. Both men have had their long lay-offs and can look to return to the flow by locking horns against each other.

That said, a world title shot can also be up for grabs for the winner of the fight. Khan and Brook have been in the business for a long time and are two of the best hard-hitters at 147 lbs. Also, both men have suffered their latest losses against current WBO champion Terence Crawford. Hence, all the features claim Brook and Crawford to be the best opponents for each other.

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Relying on Khan’s stardom, the fight can be massive, especially when it’s a comeback affair. Meanwhile, Brook, who will also garner legitimate support, can bring misfortune for Amir Khan’s in-ring stance. Both men share almost similar physical attributes along with the same orthodox stances.

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So, the in-ring scenario will provide them with equal chances. On top of that, as Eddie Hearn is a master of staging comeback bouts, his Matchroom Boxing can set up a stellar fight card for Amir Khan’s return.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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