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The Daily Sports Herald:
After nearly two years of fighting in the U.S., Amir "King" Khan will return to Sheffield, England, to face veteran Julio Diaz on April 27 at Motorpoint Arena. The matchup figures to give Khan another opportunity to test the new, more disciplined boxing style that he has adopted since working with trainer Virgil Hunter.
Khan is 1-0 thus far with Hunter in his corner, having beaten Carlos Molina in his last fight in Los Angeles.
"April 27th is going to be a special night," said Khan. "It's been two years since I last fought in the United Kingdom and I can't wait to get in the ring in front of my fans. Julio Diaz is a former world champion and a very dangerous opponent who is coming off of an impressive performance in his last fight. I know he will be coming with guns blazing and I'm ready for whatever he has to throw at me. With my speed and boxing skills, and his power and experience, it makes for a really exciting matchup."
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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.
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