The 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist said: “I’m pleased that my opponent has now been named, it means that I can start putting together a game plan to ensure my first outing is a successful one.
“He’s got good experience boxing on these shores so I know I’ll need to be at my very best. I’m extremely confident of getting off to a winning start and making sure I do my part so that April 27 is a great day for the Khan brothers. I just can’t wait for the big night.”
Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz is a 12 rounder made at catchweight (143 pounds). Also on the bill is an intruiging ten rounder between former Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison and unbeaten American hope Deontay Wilder, who has finished all his 27 opponents within the first three rounds.
At the time of writing, several bookmakers have Harrison down as a 6/1 outsider.
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