Amir Khan vs Julio Diaz Fight Match Date Time Tickets Online Venue latest updates also posted with full schedule details from Sheffield.Amir Khan faces Julio Diaz on April 27 at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, it will mark the first time THE RING’s No. 2-rated junior welterweight has fought on British soil in two years.Former lightweight titlist Julio Diaz is a giant underdog for his April 27 fight in England against Amir Khan, but the 33-year-old Mexican says that Khan & his team have selected the wrong opponent for their career rebuilding efforts.After nearly two years fighting away from England, the “King” is back. On Saturday,at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, British superstar Amir “King” Khan returns to England to face former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz.
The Mexican has been earmarked as the latest stepping stone for Khan as they bids to rebuild his career following successive world title defeats.Julio Diaz designs to leave Amir Khan in the boxing wilderness by knocking him out chilled next month.
From Sky Sports: “They think it’s a safe fight, for him to come back and rebuild his career and his confidence. He took on Carlos Molina in his last fight, a very small guy with no power, a very straight-forward type of guy.
“He made Amir Khan look good. I’m not Carlos Molina, I’m a veteran, experienced and a very strong puncher. If they chose me for Amir to look great in his hometown I think it’s the worst mistake they made.
“I’m coming to fight, I’m trying to rebuild my own career. I’m not just happy to be there, I’m going for Amir Khan.”
Diaz (40-7-1, 29 KO) drew with welterweight prospect Shawn Porter last December, on the Khan-Molina undercard, a performance that convinced some doubters that he definitely wasn’t done. He looked good with some added weight, and will be facing Khan (27-3, 19 KO) at a 143-pound catchweight. Khan has never fought over 140.
“King” Khan is heavily favored to topple Diaz but refuses to underestimate the veteran as evidenced by his knowledge of the opponent and the strategy he seeks to implement against the experience Mexican.
“Diaz is a tough guy,” remarked Khan. “He’s fought all the way up to 147 pounds and earned a draw against Shawn Porter who I think is a great fighter and a future world champion. A lot of people think Diaz won that fight so he has definitely got his career back on track.”
Amir Khan vs Julio Diaz Fight Live Match 2013
Date: 27th April 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: The Sheffield, England.
Tickets Online: Tickets for Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz can be purchased from www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk or by calling 0114 256 5656
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“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. He may have other ideas but I’m adamant that my return to the British shores is going to be a very successful one.”
“I’m not going to England for the fight to go to the scorecards. I’m fighting for the knockout,” said Diaz. “I know the knockout is the only thing that will get me the win, so I’m training extra hard already in order to get a victory on Khan’s home turf. I’m a heavy hitter and he can’t take a punch, so to me, that is the perfect combination.”
Amir Khan vs Julio Diaz Fight match date time schedule with full information guide here.Tickets for Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz can be purchased from www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.ukor by calling 0114 256 5656. British fight fans can tune into BoxNation via Sky Channel 437 or Virgin Channel 546 visit to subscribe. US fans can see the bout following Live Showtime Championship Boxing on April 27th.