Khan / Hearn outline huge plans, target Pacquiao, Brook, Thurman and Spence

RINGSIDE 10/01/2018

Amir Khan is ready to hit the ground running after signing a three-fight deal to work alongside old enemy Eddie Hearn.

The 31 year-old knows time is ticking on his money-making capabilities in the ring and has buried the hatchet with Matchroom’s supremo in order to land mega-fights on the Sky platform.

“Just as important a factor was the opportunity to fight in the UK for the first time in five years, and to do so with the support of the British fans and Sky Sports behind me,” said Khan.

“British boxing is in such a good place and I genuinely can’t wait to get back in that ring with the incredible home support behind me.

“I’ve been out of the ring for too long, and I’m desperate to make up for lost time, starting in April.”

Khan teams up with his new promoter, who has set out the plan to land huge fights.

“I am delighted to welcome former unified World Champion Amir Khan to the Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports Boxing team,” said Hearn.

“Amir is one of the biggest names in the sport of boxing and his return on April 21 will be the first time he has boxed in the UK in five years.

“The plan is to box in April and then again in August or September in preparation for a super fight in Winter 2018.

“The target is to provide him with the biggest fights possible with a mouth-watering list of names including the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Kell Brook, Keith Thurman and Errol Spence.

“I’m excited to get started and looking forward to a huge night of boxing on April 21.”

A warm-up return against a ranked fighter is on the cards for Khan before a potential eliminator could be sought by Hearn for the summer.