Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/2/14

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Amir Khan prepares to take on Andreas Kotelnik for the WBA Light Welterweight Championship on July 18, 2009 at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)
Amir Khan will take on Julio Diaz on April 27, from a site to be determined in England. Khan's bout will be shown live in the afternoon on Showtime, but will also be shown later in the evening, as a part of the Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah Junior Welterweight title fight broadcast, originating from Brooklyn. Credit: Tom Casino / Showtime While Khan vs. Diaz is not exactly a high-profile match, it's one that makes sense right now for all parties. Khan gets a veteran, but one whom he should be able to thrive against. He'll find Diaz easy to hit, and should be able to look impressive and tally a stoppage. He's bigger, stronger, quicker and more skilled, so this really amounts to a confidence booster. But by opting for April 27 and getting on the Showtime telecast for Garcia vs. Judah, this is an ideal way for Khan to place himself in position for a bigger fight this summer, and for Showtime to build up a potential rematch with either man as well. Khan, of course, was knocked out by Danny...
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