Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Khan-Diaz Heads To The Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield

Julio Diaz is confident he can score an upset win when he takes on Amir Khan on the Brit's UK comeback on April 27.  Khan's return fight has been confirmed for Sheffield's 12,000-capacity Motorpoint Arena on April 27.

"There are a lot weaknesses," Diaz told the Sun. "He can't take a punch and when he gets overwhelmed he tends to panic too much.

"I aim to make it a brawl. I won't be too technical or too pretty but it will be a real fight."

Team Khan have been searching for a suitable opponent for the first of two fights in 2013, but Ricky Hatton's conqueror Vyasheslav Senchenko and Josesito Lopez both refused owing to weight issues.

Diaz has also been operating a welterweight but has agreed to a catchweight of 143lb for the chance to fight Khan.

"I've been knocking on doors a long time and Khan is the fighter letting me in," added the California-based Mexican, whose ledger stands at 40 wins, seven losses and a draw.

Golden Boy Promotions will set the professional debut of Olympian Anthony Ogogo on the undercard. Amir's younger brother, Haroon Khan will make his pro debut as well.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LacedUp on 02-27-2013

[QUOTE=witter87;13089712]he cant just fight twice a year thats not enough he should fight again in august then december if he does fight twice a year other boxers who are not on his level will catch up fast,i still think he…

Comment by Biolink on 02-27-2013

Khan is such a shyt fighter. Talk about hype.

Comment by LacedUp on 02-27-2013

[QUOTE=yoz;13090071]I'd be surprised if Khan fills the place. His fan base in the UK isn't as large as people think. I guess Sky and GB will push it down our throats, mind[/QUOTE] Except for last time he fought in England,…

Comment by yoz on 02-27-2013

I'd be surprised if Khan fills the place. His fan base in the UK isn't as large as people think. I guess Sky and GB will push it down our throats, mind

Comment by TGD on 02-27-2013

**** fight

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Horn: Khan is a Brilliant Boxer, But if Hit on Chin - He Will Sleep Monroe on Saunders: I'd Fight That Motherf***er for 75 Dollars Johnny Nelson: Not a Lock That Mayweather Beats McGregor Juan Manuel Marquez Fight Pushed Back - September or October White: Mayweather Would 'Destroy Conor's Life' if He Goes MMA Curtis Stevens a Free Agent, Parts Ways With Main Events De La Hoya: Mayweather Has Not Been Good For Boxing! Video: Abel Sanchez Talks Canelo-GGG, Kovalev, Pacquiao, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Interview, Training Camp For Canelo Saunders Willing To Stake His Life That McGregor Gets Drilled in 5 Atlas Still Feels Pacquiao-Horn Outcome Stinks, WBO Review Too Carlos Carlson, Isaac Zarate Ready For Ontario Battle Photos: Omar Chavez, Roberto Garcia - Go Face To Face Photos: Amanda Serrano vs. Edina Kiss - Official Weights Photos: Antonio Moran vs. Guadalupe Rosales - Official Weights Broner: I Weighed 144 This Morning; I Could Weigh In Tomorrow Antonio Margarito vs. Carson Jones on September 2 Luis Ortiz Manager: Wilder Not Afraid To Fight, Joshua is a P*ssy Sadam Ali vs. Johan Perez - Undercard Information Alexander Povetkin Cracks WBO's Top Ten After Recent Win WBA Suspends Shannon Briggs Six Months for Failed PED Test Kameda Gym, Japanese Boxing Commision Reach Settlement Ohara Davies Blasts Fans Who Lost Money on His Loss to Taylor Frank Galarza Inks Promotional Pact With Main Events Rau'shee Warren vs. McJoe Arroyo Set For Broner-Garcia Card Trainer: Gerald Washington Will Be Better Due To Wilder Fight Charles Martin Motivated To Win The Title, Fight Joshua Again Shields: Jermall Charlo Won't Make Mistake of Overlooking Heiland Canelo Shakes Head at Mayweather-McGregor: That's Not Boxing! Frank Warren Breaks Down Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Tim Tszyu Aims To Repeat Dad's Feat, Impress in Toowoomba Crolla: Ricky Burns Bout Could Spell Retirement For The Loser Horn: I Made it Open I'd Want Mayweather, My Goal is To Unify De La Hoya on Mayweather: Fans Want Drama, Not a Runner Miguel Vazquez Back on September 2, Goes For WBC Latino Belt Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz: Crossing Fingers (and Toes) Charlo-Lubin, Hurd-Trout Show in Works for September 30th Barrera Had No Idea Smith Bout Was 10-Rounds Until Ref Said It Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor - Ticket Information Dirrell-Benavidez Still Not Finalized, WBC Premature With Date
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement