Amir Khan has signed a new four fight contract with American promoters Golden Boy that will almost certainly mean we wont be seeing the Bolton man fight in the flesh in this country for quite sometime.
Hopefully Khan’s first outing under his new deal will start with a unification fight with WBC and WBO light-welterweight belt keeper Tim Bradley in July.
The deal was agreed with the Oscar De La Hoya headed company prior to the Paul McCloskey fight in Manchester on Saturday, where Khan retained his WBA crown in his fourth defence.
So it seems like, unless fans are willing to follow Khan to America to see him fight, then PPV TV will be the only option to see if Khan can conquer the best of the world top boxers, including Floyd Mayweather his eventual target.
For those who cannot make it across the pond to Las Vegas and the like for Khan’s fights, they are likely to be broadcast in the UK by Primetime TV following the row between Khan’s management team and Sky TV over the McCloskey pay-per-view deal.
As well as the cut eye stoppage incident and the backlash from the referees premature stoppage of the fight in the 6th round. A pre-fight broadcasting dispute also overshadowed Khan’s first fight in England since 2009, and the boxer believes American television companies will be the key for him performing there for the foreseeable future.
“I’m not going to say it could be my last fight in Britain,” Khan said. “But I think it will be a long time until I come back again because, while I want to have the big fights in England, it will be quite difficult to make them. I think they will probably be more likely in America.”
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