KHAN NAMES DATES FOR NEXT FIGHTS

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Former world super-lightweight champ Amir Khan is planning to return to the ring at this end of the year 2017.

His last fight was the loss to Canelo Alvarez a year back. The 30-year old crumbled in the fight so he has found it difficult to get worthy opponents to fight him.

As Ramadan is in play now – from May 26 to June 24 – he would not be able to prepare for any fight until late summer when he can resume camping and preparations. He has promised fans a fight before the year ends, either in November or December. The Briton adds that he would follow up on his comeback with another fight in the spring of next year and another in late 2018.

If this eventually happens, it would be the first time he would fight three times in a space of 12 months since 2011/2012. The 2004 Olympic silver medallist fought three times then; losing the first bout against Lamont Peterson in December 2011 before being stopped by Danny Garcia in July of the following year but turning his fortunes around by defeating Carlos Molina December 2012.

Khan revealed his fighting dates on Twitter, posting:
“Next fights will be: November/December 2017. April/May 2018. November/December 2018.”

The potential opponents can be imagined. The dates might be difficult to pull off a huge all-British fight with Kell Brook in his home country but it does not stop the fighter from trying. Brook and Errol Spence’s fight did not go very well so he had surgery on his broken eye socket.

If Khan and Brook are to meet this year, the venue would likely be the O2 Arena or the Manchester Arena. The losses for Brook would make the fight an unlikely option at Wembley Stadium. If they both get good build up and hype, mid next year should help the fight sell. There are also concerns if Brook plans to bulk up or delay his super welter-weight further.