Amir Khan has signed a deal to fight WBO world champion Terence Crawford on April 20 at the iconic Madison Square Garden in NY, with the official announcement due to take place on January 15.
Welterweight world titlist and pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford and former unified junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan are scheduled to appear at a news conference on Tuesday at a London hotel to announce they will meet this spring. It is expected that the fight will be in NY.
Khan will attend a press conference in the capital before immediately flying out to the U.S. to start a training camp.
After knocking out Jeff Horn to claim the WBO strap last June, the 31-year-old dominated Jose Benavidez in a successful first defence in October.
Khan, 32, returned to boxing last April after 23 months away from the sport and secured two wins in 2018.
This agreed fight with Crawford means the long-awaited domestic clash between Kell Brook and Amir Khan will be delayed once again.
However, Khan is now set to take on the daunting challenge of facing Crawford, who will be expected to maintain his blemish-free record.