Amir Khan's Options Include Granados, DeMarco, Lopez, Vazquez

Former world champion Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) has several recognizable names in the running to fight him on April 21, at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

Khan recently signed a three fight deal with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.

The Bolton boxer has been inactive since May of 2016, when he moved up to a catch-weight of 155-pounds and was knocked out by then WBC middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

CaneloKhanFinalPC_Hoganphotos3 (720x480)

Hearn sent a list of names to Khan's team, and they are evaluating the options for Amir's return.

According to Khan, he does not want a walkover for his next opponent. He wants a credible name on the table.

“I sent a list of a dozen or so names to [Khan’s trainer] Virgil Hunter last night [Thursday]. Names like Josesito Lopez, Adrian Granados, Sammy Vazquez, Antonio DeMarco and more. They want a test after two years out. Does that make me nervous? Yes it does. But it’s good news for the fans," Hearn told Boxing News.

Hearn also reacted to the recent verbal blast that was given to him from rival promoter Frank Warren.

Warren is angered that Hearn booked Khan's return for the same night that Carl Frampton will battle Nonito Donaire in what is excepted to be a high drama showdown between former world champions. The head to head shows will obviously split the televised audience between Sky Sports [for Khan] and BT Sport [Frampton vs. Donaire].

Hearn himself is not pleased with their events going head to head, but says the situation was unavoidable.

“I completely understand the fans’ disappointment because Frampton-Donaire is a good fight,” Hearn explained. “And the clash is unfortunate, it really is. But it’s not like we set out to do it on the same night. We were working on this [Khan comeback] for two to three weeks, and our understanding at that point was that Frampton was fighting on April 7.

“But what other promoters are doing isn’t at the forefront of our minds while we’re trying to get everything resolved, just as we’re not at the forefront of theirs. By the time we found out that Frampton was fighting on April 21, which was two days before we announced Khan, we were at the point of no return.

“Look at the situation in New York on March 3. Sergey Kovalev is fighting and Deontay Wilder fights Luis Ortiz on a different bill. Was that a deliberate attempt from either side to sabotage the other? Probably not. This is boxing, this is going to happen.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by STREET CLEANER on 01-12-2018

So at the end Khan's big announcement that he was signing with Hearn

Comment by KING5TWENTY on 01-12-2018

Lmao these are no tune-ups.

Comment by KING5TWENTY on 01-12-2018

All 4 a perfect options and Granados beats him in his first fight back thats a tough fight

Comment by KING5TWENTY on 01-12-2018

Arent they all 5'10?

Comment by BluDivision on 01-12-2018

Granados is the only choice worth looking at....

Top Headlines
Josh Taylor: I'll KO Regis Prograis If He Tries Walking Me Down Warren: After Fury-Wallin, Not So Sure VAR is Needed in Boxing News: Dilmaghani vs. Fonseca, Joseph Laws, Skorokhod-Payano Daniel Dubois: I'm Capable of Beating Tyson Fury Right Now! Canelo Confident His Speed, Skill Will Topple Kovalev's Advantages Abel Sanchez Talks Canelo-Kovalev, Angulo's Win Angulo Reflects On Win Over Quillin, Talks Benavidez-Dirrell Porter Looks To Spoil Spence's Pacquiao Party Porter: There Will Be a Moment When Spence Realizes He's Lost! Dirrell: Benavidez is Not What Everyone Makes Him Out To Be! Stevenson's Lawyer: Gonzalez's VADA Story 'Flat-Out Lie' Joshua Vows To "Rise To The Occasion" in Andy Ruiz Rematch Dulorme: Me & Mikey Garcia Would Be A Great Fight Angulo: Al Haymon Has Given Me Far More Than I've Given Back Porter Talks Spence, Cleveland Browns During Fox NFL Segment Michel Rivera: I Want To Be The Floyd Mayweather Of My Time Diaz To Tevin Farmer: Let's Go in December, I'm Calling You Out! Quillin: We're Going To Sit Down With Team, Decide What's Next Hearn: Miller Has A Big Heart, But You Can't Ignore What Happened Kovalev: Canelo Fight Will Be Interesting – Believe Me! Angulo: Now With Abel Sanchez, I'm Back To The Old 'Perro' Nathan Gorman Reflects on His TKO Defeat To Daniel Dubois Alfredo Angulo vs. Peter Quillin - CompuBox Punch Stats News: Lerena Stops Seferi, Theophane is Back, Szpilka Returns Tyrone James, Junior Almonte Wins Bouts in Huntington Kovalev: Canelo Will Be Comfortable at 175 - His Natural Weight De La Hoya on Having Issues With Canelo: They Are Only Rumors Joseph Diaz Wins Tough Majority Decision Over Jesus Cuadro Alfredo Angulo Shocks Peter Quillin in Unexpected Fire Fight Peter Quillin vs. Alfredo Angulo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Chris Colbert Scores Brutal One-Punch KO of Miguel Beltran Thomas Dulorme Drops, Decisions Terrel Williams Over Ten Quillin-Angulo LIVE Results: Jesus Ramos Crushes Rickey Edwards Canelo's Coach: Kovalev Can End The Fight With One Punch UFC Prez: F***ing Crazy To Set Canelo-Kovalev on Day of UFC 244 Khan: I'm Speaking To Hearn About Facing Kell Brook in 2020 World Amateur Championship: Gold Medal Round Results Peter Quillin Corrects His Life, Vows Showcase Against Angulo Petr Petrov Continues His Streak of Knockout Wins Joseph Diaz: Now That I'm At 130, I Feel Like I'm Fully Developed
Latest Forum Threads