Report: Amir Khan Opts In To Fight Terence Crawford

Amir Khan has reportedly made his decision for his next opponent.

Boxing Scene reports that Khan is opting to go forward with a fight against WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, likely taking place in April.

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The decision comes after weeks of uncertainty regarding Khan's next opponent. It was initially thought that Khan would look to get a fight against long-term British rival Kell Brook, but Khan was offered a fight against Crawford for March. The March date appears to be off the table, but both camps for Crawford and Khan appear to be ready to fight in New York. The target date and venue for the fight is April 20 at Madison Square Garden with the fight being shown on ESPN pay-per-view.

The fight would be Crawford's second welterweight title defense since beating Jeff Horn to claim the belt back in 2018. Crawford's last time out saw him defeat Jose Benavidez Jr. in the main event of a Top Rank card on ESPN in October. It would also be Crawford's second time as a pay-per-view headliner, with the first one taking place in 2016 when he defeated Viktor Postol to unify the WBO, WBC and lineal junior welterweight titles.

Khan is also no stranger to main eventing pay-per-view shows in the United States. In 2016, Khan was knocked out by Canelo Alvarez on pay-per-view and Khan took a break from the sport for almost two years. Khan returned last April by knocking out Phil Lo Greco in less than a minute and then won a unanimous decision against Samuel Vargas in Birmingham, England this past September.

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