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Khan Returns in December, World Title Fight in Play

Amir Khan clambered up off the canvas to keep his dreams of muscling back in on the world title picture just about alive with a dramatic points victory over Julio Diaz at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield. Khan turned a routine-looking assignment into a desperate war as he was dumped by a big left hook in the fourth round and teetered on the brink of further knockdowns as Diaz forced a spectacular finish.

Khan did enough in the early rounds to deserve his unanimous 115-113, 115-112, 114-113 points win, but it was far from the convincing statement he sought as he looks to set up lucrative showdowns back in the big time. Fighting at a career-heaviest 143lbs, Khan knew he could ill afford to slip up after successive defeats to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia threatened to bring an end to his top-level career.

After the match, Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, said Khan would return on a date in December and the match would be for a world title.

Golden Boy is conducting an internal junior welterweight tournament at the moment. Later tonight, Danny Garcia will defend the WBC/WBA titles against Zab Judah. The winner will go up against the May 18th showdown between IBF champion Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse. The overall winner between those fights will take on Khan, according to recent interviews with Schaefer.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -Kev- on 04-28-2013

8 months, to come back in a world title match. With his already weak chin, he'll come back rusty and inactive. That is a recipe for disaster in Khan's case. Unless he fights an absolute feaher fisted bum for a…

Comment by 285Kid on 04-28-2013

December 14 Live on Showtime [B]IBF Welterweight Title Match[/B] Devon Alexander (c) vs Amir Khan No more hard hitting guys for Khan

Comment by chaos on 04-28-2013

[QUOTE=Ringlife;13302475]Khan has one more fight on his contract with Showtime. I think GBP makes Khan vs Garcia 2. I think it's time GBP cashes out on him now. They can't wait for him to develop a chin. It's just not…

Comment by chaos on 04-28-2013

[QUOTE=LAPete;13301573]Just when Boxing is starting to show some promise of a comeback in the world of sports you get GBP mucking up the waters so it starts to loose its credibility again. Dana White runs his sport with so much…

Comment by chaos on 04-28-2013

[QUOTE=dlag;13300748]Richard Schaefer was quoted as saying it has always been his goal to match Khan with Mayweather and that hasn't changed. I think Khan is definitely small enough and vulneralble enough to get a Mayweather shot. His resume does read…

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