Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (26)
Top Headlines Photos: Linares, Crolla - Go Face To Face at Final Rematch Presser Jason Quigley: I'm Ready For This Giant Step in My Career Nico Hernandez Details Long Road, Motivated as Pro Debut Nears Brook's Trainer Doesn't See Spence as Best American Welterweight Salido's Manager: Politics Killed Roman Fight For Canelo-Chavez Brook: Forget Golovkin Fight; I'm Gonna Smash Spence's Face In! IBF: If Nobody Agrees, Beterbiev Will Face Ward-Kovalev Winner Daniel Franco Wants World Title Shot By The End of The Year Dusty Harrison To Face Matthew Strode in Washington, D.C. Video: Nicola Adams on Virgil Hunter as Coach, Pro Run, More Malignaggi: What Happens When Brook Lands Big Shot on Spence? Golovkin Still Pound-For-Pound Number One, Says Lomachenko Skender Halili Returns, Faces Eduardo Flores in New Jersey Khan Claims There Was Proof of Funds For Pacquiao Fight Linares-Crolla II: A Most Intriguing Rematch Amir Khan Explains The Big Fallout With Team Members Lomachenko Open To Show McGregor The Basics for Mayweather Arum Very Willing To Do Mikey Garcia vs. Vasyl Lomachenko Arum: Jacobs Did Good, But Golovkin Won - 7 Rounds To 5 Rigondeaux vs. Flores Purse Bid Ordered For April 3 Photos: Vasyl Lomachenko, Usyk, Gvozdyk Open Workout Photos: Quigley-Tapia, Caballero, Herrera, Esparza - Weigh-In Video: Lomachenko on Calling Out McGregor, Sosa Bout, More Video: Amir Khan Putting in Work For Planned Ring Return Brook's Trainer: GGG Wasn't Same vs. Jacobs After Battling Brook Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury - Ticket Information Video: Amir Khan on Pacquiao, Brook, Mayweather-McGregor Oleg Maskaev: No Retirement, I Plan To Return To The Ring Video: Errol Spence's Trainer Breaks Down Kell Brook Fight Brook: Spence Made Big Mistake, Bit Off More Than He Can Chew Crawford vs. Diaz - Agreement in Place, on HBO, May 20 in Newark Video: Kell Brook Vows To Land 'Chocolate Brownie' on Spence Video: Errol Spence Talks Brook Fight, Explains 'Man Down' Ringstar Sports Prospects To Make Pro Debuts on April 9 Video: Brook vs. Spence - Face To Face, Presser Fireworks Spence To Brook: You Clown, Living Off Two Good Rounds With GGG! Marco Huck Wants To Bring The Pain To Mairis Briedis Photos: Kell Brook, Errol Spence - Face To Face at Heated Presser! Brook: Spence Has Hype Like Lacy - I'll Bully Him, I'll Be a Beast! Edner Cherry vs. Omar Douglas - PBC on FS1, April 4
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement