By Mark Dormer

Khan vs Diaz

2013 will see the return of Amir ”king” Khan fighting on British shores when he takes on the former World Champion Julio “the kidd”  Diaz at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on the 27th April. It’s been 2 years since Khan fought in the UK and he will certainly want to put on an impressive performance in front of his home crowd, having had a difficult year which has seen him suffer two damaging defeats.

His Mexican opponent is no stranger to the ring and brings a more than impressive record of 40 wins, 29 by way of knock-out with only 7 losses and 1 draw. Diaz is also use to fighting at the highest of levels having successfully captured the IBF Lightweight World Title with a 3rd round knockout win against Jesus Chavez in 2007.

The clash will be fought at a Catch-weight of 143 pounds, possibly hinting at Khans intentions to step up to the Welterweight division in the near future, with several highly anticipated fights waiting for him. But for Khan to look past Diaz would be a mistake with the Mexican fighter coming off the back of an impressive series of performances over his last few fights.

SylvanaBoxing.com will be closely following the lead up to this “homecoming” fight as well as talking to Julio Diaz to find out his views on Khan, the task in hand and all things boxing. We will also be taking a look at and talking to Nate Campbell who is fighting on the Sheffield undercard! Come back for more shortly.