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Khan Says Diaz Bout Could Be One of Last in The UK

By Steve Lillis, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN and boxing brother Harry have ­landed knockout blows on ­internet hate mobs.

The Khans will be in action at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on April 27, with Amir facing Julio Diaz in a 12-rounder.

Former world light-welterweight champion Amir has more than 1.4 million followers on twitter and ­receives abuse on a daily basis.

Now younger brother Harry, who makes his pro debut on the bill, is getting the same.

Amir, 26, said: “If you get abuse it is only because you are doing something right, so I just ignore the haters because it drives them mad even more.

“I’m a nice guy and if I do say things about anyone it isn’t ­because I hate them or I am ­jealous, I’m just giving them a taste of their own medicine.

"I have had a go at Kell Brook but I really hope he does well – it is just banter.”

Super-flyweight Harry, 21, who fights Bulgarian Stefan Slavchev on his debut, said: “Amir has warned me that I am going to get a lot of hate.

“Already I am being taunted with things like I am never going to be as good as Amir, or that my chin is made of glass.

“But that motivates me even more to show my talent and I don’t let the hate get to me.”

Amir’s catchweight contest at 143lb against the tough Mexican Diaz will be his first fight in ­ Britain since he stopped Irishman Paul McCloskey in six rounds two years ago.

With the big-money fights now all in the US, where he boxes ­regularly, it could be his last. Because of his wedding next month and then Ramadan, he will not box again until December when he will fight for one of his former world titles.

He added: “It’s good to be fighting in ­England again, but this could be one of my last times here.”

Meanwhile, Brook has broken his right foot, which means his world title fight against Devon ­Alexander is off – for the third time.

The Sheffield man was due to ­challenge American IBF ­champ Alexander in Atlantic City on May 18.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TGD on 04-16-2013

[QUOTE=P4P_No1;13253970]I'm not sure it's wise that Amir makes those sort of comments about this could one of his last fights in the UK. Why try alienate a fan base?[/QUOTE] I would guess it's because he's struggling to sell tickets.

Comment by LAPete on 04-16-2013

He set himself up for all the negative BS that is thrown at him daily. If he stopped running his mouth with excuses and non attainable predictions he just might get a little more love....even when he is put flat…

Comment by Jim Tom on 04-16-2013

When Khan gets knocked out again he will be back in the UK trying to rebuild. Of course he will tell us he's doing it for the fans. If Khan fights Peterson I see the same result and if Khan…

Comment by Chris82 on 04-16-2013

He's tool who talks to much about how he is the greatest boxer and then makes excuses when he fails. Never his fault !If he engaged his brain before he spoke and took responsibility for his actions he would have…

Comment by D-MiZe on 04-16-2013

[QUOTE=P4P_No1;13253970] Why try alienate a fan base?[/QUOTE] Khan doesn't really think about things before he speaks. :lol1: It's funny because coming out with stuff like this will make him an even bigger target, he takes punches to the face but…

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