British boxer Amir Khan reportedly agreed to fight undefeated American WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in April, according to media reports.
An official announcement is expected to be made at a press conference in London later this week, which will be followed by another event in New York several days later.
Although no venue has been chosen for the fight yet, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN that it will take place either in New York City’s Madison Square Garden or in Las Vegas.
The last several months saw intense media speculation about whether Khan – who currently has a record of 33 wins and 4 losses over his career – would face Crawford or fellow Briton Kell Brook.
Speaking to Arabian Business in Dubai in December, Khan said that he was in a “good position” at having to choose between the two fighters.
“Both names are massive and I want to be in a big fight,” he said. “I just feel that with Crawford, he’s a greater fighter, a world champion and pound-for-pound number one. Beating him would be unbelievable.”
Boxing experts consider Khan an underdog against Crawford, 31, who has previously held world titles in the lightweight, super-lightweight and welterweight divisions and currently maintains a 34-0 record, with 25 wins from knockouts.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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