Number one welterweight contender with the World Boxing Council, Amir Khan will be the recipient of a special award at next month’s Convention in Miami, President Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed to WBN.
Khan, 29, has fought for many WBC titles over the last four years, along with being a charitable ambassador for the UK and Pakistan, something which will be acknowledged at the 54th Annual World Boxing Council meeting.
The Bolton man is slated to battle the winner of current champion Danny Garcia’s unification against Keith Thurman in early 2017 and is highly regarded by the WBC for his brave challenge against Canelo Alvarez in the spring.
“At welterweight, Amir Khan is coming back to boxing next year after his recovery so it’s going to be a great year,” Sulaiman exclusively told World Boxing News.
“Once the unification is taken care of, Khan will be given a chance to fight for the title.
“We will also be giving Khan a special award at the Convention as he is a great champion himself,” he added.
A hand injury requiring surgery has kept Khan out of action since the stoppage loss to Canelo in Las Vegas, which the fighter recently told WBN is getting back to 100% ahead of a comeback in the next few months.
“My hand is recovering well and nothing can hold me back now. I definitely want to bring a huge fight to the UK around April or May,” Khan previously stated.