Amir Khan Will Return on April 13 or April 20, Showtime

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer advised that former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan (27-3, 19KOs) will return on April 13 or April 20, on Showtime.

Khan's return will be the second of his three fight deal with the network. Khan will also fight on a Showtime date in September.

Khan, now trained by Virgil Hunter, is rebuilding his career after suffering back to back defeats. He dropped a controversial split decision to Lamont Peterson last December, and then he was stopped in four rounds by Danny Garcia in July. After the loss to Garcia, he parted ways with trainer Freddie Roach and hired Hunter.

One potential opponent being mentioned for April is Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18KOs). Regardless of the weight, 140 or 147, Schaefer says the possibilities are endless because of the vast stable of Golden Boy promoted boxers in those divisions - including Danny Garcia, Devon Alexander, Paulie Malignaggi, Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto, Robert Guerrero, Lucas Matthysse and Marcos Maidana.

Khan returned to action last Saturday night in Los Angeles, and battered previously undefeated Carlos Molina (17-1-1, 8KOs) for ten rounds before the fight was stopped.

"Sometimes those perceived underdogs are sometimes the ones that you overlook and you don't get up for in training - but Amir is a total pro and he took it very seriously because he didn't just win - he won in impressive fashion. We know he trained hard, he listened to Virgil Hunter and followed his game plan - and I was very pleased with his performance," Schaefer told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MarcoHooker on 12-19-2012

People are overestimating the power Lopez has He's basically a bum who got lucky

Comment by Joe2608 on 12-19-2012

Khan is in a rebuilding process, you can't expect him to be fighting dangerous top 5 guys in the division already. I think people also forget he's only 26 still.

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-19-2012

Lopez of all the names seems likely, as he will lose & no1 dangerous on this sho for Khan...

Comment by vxrandall on 12-19-2012

wish i could understand why schaefer and the americans have such a hard on for khan. dont they realise that over here he is regarded as a very limited boxer and is one of the most inflated ego's in the…

Comment by HazeAnatomy on 12-19-2012

Khan,Hunter, and Golden Boy would be stupid to move Khan up to 147!!! If he doesnt have a chin at 140 what do you think will happen at WW??? and PLEASE dont put Khan in there with Lucas Matthese. Thats…

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