British former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan will return to the ring for the first time in almost two years with a fight at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on 21 April.

Khan’s last outing was back in May 2016 when he stepped up to Middleweight to face Mexican star Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and the 31-year-old is back on Sky Sports for the first time since beating Devon Alexander in Las Vegas in December 2014 and a first fight in England since beating Julio Diaz in Sheffield in April 2013 – with the popular Bolton man determined to get back into World title action as soon as he can, with an opponent for April 21 to be announced next week.

Amir Khan has signed a three-fight promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing, and returns to Sky Sports for the first time since beating Devon Alexander in Las Vegas in December 2014 and a first fight in England since beating Julio Diaz in Sheffield in April 2013.

The Bolton boxer, who has won 31 of his 35 professional bouts, has signed the deal with Matchroom after ending a long-running feud with Eddie Hearn.

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However, in Wednesday’s news conference the pair sat alongside each other.

Khan stated:

I’m really excited for the next couple of years. I’m feeling fit and strong and I can’t wait to get back in the ring.

While Promoter Hearn said:

The target is to provide him with the biggest fights possible with a mouth-watering list of names including the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Kell Brook, Keith Thurman and Errol Spence. I’m excited to get started and looking forward to a huge night of boxing on 21 April.

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