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Schaefer: Khan-Diaz, Ogogo, Haroon on 4/27 in The UK

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer confirmed to BoxingScene.com that former champion Julio Diaz (40-7-1, 29KOs) will be the opponent for Amir Khan (27-3, 19KOs) on April 27th in the UK.

Golden Boy Promotions is looking to expand in the UK market. One of their recent acquisitions, British Olympian Athony Ogogo, is expected to make his pro debut on the card. Ogogo is a charismatic fighter with ability. As a middleweight, he won a bronze medal for Great Britain in the 2012 London games.

Amir's younger brother, Haroon Khan, is also poised to make his pro debut on the undercard. Haroon represented Pakistan in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where he won a bronze medal in the flyweight division.

Schaefer's company will indeed have a busy day on April 27th. At the Barclays Center in Brooklyn - Golden Boy will stage a Showtime televised doubleheader with Danny Garcia defending his WBC/WBA 140-pound titles against Zab Judah in the main event, and Peter Quillin defending his WBO middleweight crown against Fernando Guerrero in the co-feature.

Showtime, who recently signed Khan to an exclusive multi-fight agreement, will present a packed day of boxing for their subscribers.

Golden Boy executives will be present on both sides of the ocean that day. Schaefer will be ringside in the UK, while Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya will handle company business at the Barclays Center.

"It's getting close, but this [fight between Khan and Diaz] is going to be finalized. It looks like it's going to be Julio Diaz. I don't have anything signed yet, but it appears to be the case. April the 27th will be a terrific day for boxing, an afternoon and evening of boxing. You're going to have Amir Khan coming from the UK [in the afternoon]. I will be in the UK as well. You will have potentially the pro debut of Anthony Ogogo and [the pro debut of] Amir's brother [Haroon Khan]. I'll be over there in Manchester and Oscar will be at the Barclays Center for a terrific doubleheader between Garcia and Judah, and Quillin and Guerrero," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by iniduoh on 02-26-2013

Julio Diaz? This is pittiful. Well, They don't call him a mere con for nothing.

Comment by daggum on 02-26-2013

[QUOTE=PBP;13086139]Diaz is a tough fighter. Gave Shawn Porter all he could handle. It's a fight that Khan should win though.[/QUOTE] and alfonso gomez gave porter all he could handle. why isnt khan fighting gomez?

Comment by JAW on 02-26-2013

[QUOTE=Sparked_26;13086970]I don't really subscribe to the argument that no fighter will travel to the U.K. to fight Khan. Especially as the way to beat him is to chin him anyway.[/QUOTE] Truth. I am also positive Prescott would have no problem…

Comment by Check on 02-26-2013

Is Khan done as a legit contender? He just had a tune up and now this. His last good win was all the way in 2010.

Comment by croz on 02-26-2013

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;13086984]Damn i just realized i will be in the Bahamas for my birthday that weekend :banghead:[/QUOTE] you poor bastard

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