Late Breaking

Tag Archives: Amir Khan

LUIS COLLAZO BIRTHDAY ROUNDTABLE QUOTES

Luis Collazo

NEW YORK CITY (April 22, 2014) – Former WBA Welterweight World Champion and current WBA International Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo spent the afternoon of his birthday speaking with reporters about what he calls the “highest plateau that one can fight on.” Collazo, who turned 33-years-old today, will face former unified world champion Amir “King” Khan in the co-main event of ... Read More »

LUIS COLLAZO SUPPORING NEPHCURE FOUNDATION ONCE AGAIN IN VEGAS BATTLE VS. AMIR KHAN ON MAY 3 MAYWEATHER CARD

Collazo Wins

LAS VEGAS (April 16, 2014)— Former WBA Welterweight World Champion boxer Luis Collazo will once again demonstrate his support for The NephCure Foundation when he meets Amir Khan in a critical confrontation May 3 as the co-featured bout on the blockbuster Floyd Mayweather card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. When he knocked out Victor Ortiz before his hometown ... Read More »

Official Statement: Amir Khan signs with Al Haymon

Amir Khan

Former unified light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan is pleased to announce that he has signed a deal to work with influential boxing advisor Al Haymon. Haymon currently works with a number of leading boxers including Floyd Mayweather, Adrien Broner, Danny Garcia and others. Speaking on the agreement, Amir Khan said: “I am very happy to have signed with Al Haymon ... Read More »

BOXNATION’S SCHEDULE PACKS A REAL PUNCH AS ‘THE CHANNEL OF CHAMPIONS’ LINES UP THE WORLD’S VERY BEST INCLUDING MAYWEATHER, PACQUIAO AND KHAN

Floyd Mayweather

LONDON (April 2, 2014) – Leading boxing channel BoxNation is packing a real punch this April and May with the fight games top names including Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao set to feature live and exclusive in a jam-packed schedule. ‘The Channel of Champions’ has pulled no punches in its attempt to line up the biggest and best names in ... Read More »

AMIR “KING” KHAN AND LUIS COLLAZO MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

Amir Khan

Kelly Swanson I’m going to go ahead and call this media conference call today the second moment of “THE MOMENT” for a fight that was announced this week. We have Amir “King” Khan and also Luis Collazo joining us today, along with Richard Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Boy Promotions, and Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager ... Read More »

LUIS COLLAZO MARCHES INTO TRAINING CAMP

Collazo Wins

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (March 27, 2014) – WBA International Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo arrived this week at Fort Jackson Military Base in South Carolina to prepare for his upcoming WBC Silver Welterweight World Championship bout against former unified world champion Amir “King” Khan. The bout was officially announced earlier this week as the co-main event of “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. ... Read More »

POUND-FOR-POUND KING FLOYD MAYWEATHER MAKES BOXNATION RETURN AS MAY 3RD WORLD TITLE MEGAFIGHT WITH KNOCKOUT ARTIST MARCOS MAIDANA LANDS ON ‘THE CHANNEL OF CHAMPIONS’

Floyd Mayweather

LONDON (March, 25) – Boxing’s biggest draw Floyd Mayweather will make his ring return live and exclusive on BoxNation in a stacked May 3rd card from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Long recognised as the number one pound-for-pound king in boxing, Mayweather has continuously broken records, with his previous clash against Mexican star Canelo Alvarez, screened on BoxNation, becoming ... Read More »

FORMER UNIFIED WORLD CHAMPION AMIR KHAN TO FACE WBA INTERNATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION LUIS COLLAZO IN CO-MAIN EVENT OF “THE MOMENT: FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. MARCOS MAIDANA” SATURDAY, MAY 3 FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA LIVE ON SHOWTIME PPV®

Amir Khan

LAS VEGAS (March 24, 2014) – An explosive matchup of two world-class fighters is coming to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 3, when British superstar and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan faces Brooklyn native and WBA International Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo in the 12-round welterweight co-main event of “THE MOMENT: ... Read More »

Press Release: Amir Khan Official Statement

Amir Khan

BOLTON (Feb. 25) – Official statement from Amir Khan following the official announcement confirming that Marcos Maidana will fight Floyd Mayweather on Saturday 3rd May. “Following the announcement by Floyd Mayweather that he will be facing Marcos Maidana on May 3rd I would like to clarify my situation for my fans and members of the media. “Despite having signed my ... Read More »

Only one winner in the Khan-Maidana poll

Amir Khan

Polls can be as reliable as scorecards. About as scientific, too. That’s why it’s hard to know what to make of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s question to fans about his next opponent. Marcos Maidana? Or Amir Khan? From this corner, Khan still looks like Mayweather’s likely foe on May 3 no matter what the poll says. The only numbers that seem ... Read More »

AMIR KHAN PREVIEWS LAMONT PETERSON-DIERRY JEAN, LIVE ON BOXNATION

Amir Khan

LONDON (Jan. 24) – BoxNation kicks off its 2014 world title coverage this weekend with an intriguing clash for the IBF World Light-Welterweight title between champion Lamont Peterson and mandatory challenger Dierry Jean from the DC Armory in Washington, USA. The 29 year old Peterson’s story will be familiar to British diehards due to the extensive coverage he received here ... Read More »

BOXING STARS AMIR KHAN & SHANNON BRIGGS TO LAUNCH OUTSTANDING EMD FITNESS COMPLEX IN DUBAI

Amir Khan

DUBAI (Dec. 27) – Boxing superstar Amir ‘King’ Khan and former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon ‘The Cannon’ Briggs will be the honoured guests for the official grand opening of Dubai’s most outstanding fitness, boxing and MMA facility – EMD Fitness. The centre of excellence, located in Sunset Mall, is the brainchild of the UAE’s leading professional boxer Eisa Al Dah ... Read More »

A KNOCKOUT SUCCESS! AMIR KHAN HELPS RAISE £83,000 FOR TYPHOON HAIYAN APPEAL

Amir Khan

BOLTON (3 Dec) – Last Sunday night at the Hilton Hotel in Bradford, Amir Khan hosted a sell-out fundraising dinner for Islamic Relief’s Typhoon Haiyan Appeal, which caused huge devastation in the Philippines last month. Over 500 people from all across the country attended the black tie event and a staggering £83,400 was raised to help victims of the disaster ... Read More »

GLOBAL BOXING STAR AMIR “KING” KHAN TO SERVE AS SPECIAL GUEST ANALYST ON DEC. 7th EDITION OF SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

Amir Khan

NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2013) – Amir “King” Khan, one of boxing’s most popular and exciting fighters, joins the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING announce team as a guest analyst on Saturday, Dec. 7, live on SHOWTIME (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Khan is substituting for regular SHOWTIME analyst Paul “Magic Man” Malignaggi who headlines the ... Read More »

KHAN HAILS STABLEMATE WARD AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST AND BACKS HIM TO SHINE ON RING RETURN LIVE ON BOXNATION

Amir Khan

LONDON (Nov 15) – Boxing ace Amir Khan has hailed stablemate Andre Ward as one of the world’s very best, declaring that he’ll make an explosive ring return this weekend, live on BoxNation. The super-middleweight world champion, who holds the WBA Super and Ring Magazine titles, makes his long-awaited return to the squared circle following an injury to his shoulder ... Read More »

Press Alert: Team Khan Statement

Amir Khan

Team Khan would like to dispel recent reports that Amir Khan has pulled out of a potential match-up against Devon Alexander on December 7th, taking up a fight against Floyd Mayweather in May of next year instead. Contrary to this story, Amir Khan is currently in training camp in San Francisco with the aim of fighting again in December against ... Read More »

AMIR KHAN PARTS WITH BUSINESS MANAGER ASIF VALI

Amir Khan

BOLTON (July 30, 2013) – Boxer Amir Khan and business manager Asif Vali have parted ways after mutual agreement. Vali leaves Premier Consultancy UK, the sports management company founded in 2005, after eight years. Amir Khan, said: “I would like to sincerely thank Asif for all his hard work and wish him the very best for the future.” Shah Khan, ... Read More »

Khan to move up to Welterweight and eyes Alexander clash

Amir Khan

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former two-division world champion Amir Khan will now compete as a Welterweight and will look to face IBF champion Devin Alexander later this year. “I think I’ll be a lot more comfortable at 147,” Khan told ESPN.com. “I’ve been struggling to make the weight. I’ve been at 140 for a long time (since mid-2009). ... Read More »

Khan hangs on to decision Diaz

Amir Khan

Former two-division world champion Amir Khan struggled to win a twelve round unanimous decision over former Lightweight champion Julio Diaz in a Jr. Welterweight bout in Sheffield, England. Khan boxed effectively over the first three rounds and built up an early lead. Diaz turned things around in a big way in round four when he landed a hard left hook ... Read More »

RICK GODDING AGAINST BRADLEY PRYCE ADDED TO IMPRESSIVE ‘THE RETURN OF THE KING’ CARD AT MOTORPOINT ARENA SHEFFIELD ON APRIL 27

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND, April 12 – Yet another impressive bout has been added to “The Return of the King: Khan vs. Diaz” card on April 27 at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield with undefeated Bolton prospect Rick Godding (18-1-0, 3 KO’s) taking on Welshman Bradley Pryce (33-12, 18 KO’s). The bout will be a six round clash at light-middleweight with the emerging prospect, ... Read More »

2010 COMMONWEALTH GAMES BRONZE MEDALIST HAROON KHAN FACES STEFAN SLAVCHEV IN PRO DEBUT ON APRIL 27 AT MOTORPOINT ARENA SHEFFIELD

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND, April 10 – Talented prospect Haroon Khan will take his first bow in the professional ranks against 20-year-old Bulgarian Stefan Slavchev (3-7, 1 KO) at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on April 27. The 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist has decided to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious older brother, Amir, and turn professional with his first fight taking ... Read More »

AMIR “KING” KHAN VS. JULIO “THE KIDD” DIAZ TO BE TELEVISED ON SHOWTIME IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE LIVE SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: GARCIA VS. JUDAH ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27

khanmalignaggi_hoganphotos1

NEW YORK (April 4, 2013) – British superstar and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan’s first fight in England in nearly two years against former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz will be televised on SHOWTIME® on Saturday, April 27, immediately following the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING event featuring Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia against ... Read More »

RISING AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHT STAR DEONTAY WILDER TO FACE AUDLEY HARRISON IN ACTION-PACKED 27 APRIL “THE RETURN OF THE KING” BILL AT MOTORPOINT ARENA SHEFFIELD

deontay-wilder

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND, April 3 – Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama will be crossing the Atlantic to take on Harlesden’s 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Audley ‘A-Force’ Harrison (31-6, 23 KO’s) in the co-featured fight that will headline a thrilling undercard on “The Return of the King: Khan vs. Diaz” bill at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on Saturday ... Read More »

KHAN V DIAZ LIVE & EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION!

Amir Khan

British boxing superstar Amir ‘King’ Khan’s first fight in the UK in two years will be screened LIVE and exclusive on The Channel of Champions BoxNation! Khan, the former unified IBF & WBA Super World Light-Welterweight Champion, takes on former World Champion Julio ‘The Kidd’ Diaz on Saturday 27th April at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield. The Bolton fighter, who’s ... Read More »

FORMER UNIFIED WORLD CHAMPION AMIR “KING” KHAN TAKES ON FORMER WORLD CHAMPION JULIO “THE KIDD” DIAZ IN HIS RETURN TO ENGLAND ON APRIL 27 AT MOTORPOINT ARENA IN SHEFFIELD

Amir Khan

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND, February 28 – After nearly two years fighting away from England, the “King” is back. On Saturday, April 27 at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, British superstar Amir “King” Khan returns to England to face former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz. Plus, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Anthony Ogogo makes his long-awaited professional debut in a four round middleweight ... Read More »

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS SIGNS 2012 OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALIST ANTHONY OGOGO

LOS ANGELES, December 27 – Throughout the years, several British superstars, including Amir “King” Khan, Ricky “Hitman” Hatton and David “Hayemaker” Haye, have fought under the Golden Boy Promotions banner. Today, the Los Angeles-based promoter is pleased to announce the signing of a promotional agreement with a young man it believes will follow in his countrymen’s footsteps, 2012 Olympic Bronze ... Read More »