January 24, 2019

I will make sure I make no more mistakes: Amir Khan

12 January 2018, 08:22 | Anna Jefferson

Amir Khan takes step closer to boxing comeback with shock Eddie Hearn alliance

Amir Khan signs fight deal with Matchroom to end Eddie Hearn feud

It has been more than 18 months since Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) last boxed, with his last fight ending in a brutal sixth-round knockout defeat handed to him by Mexican middleweight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in May 2016. At this final stage of my career I need a team who can get me the big fights.

In November past year, Khan said he still wants a fight with Kell Brook, but admitted they both need to rebuild their careers with wins before settling their long-running rivalry.

Khan has been on the hunt for new promoters after an injury layoff and stint on ITV's I'm A Celeb.

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The 31-year-old has signed a three-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing and will return to action on April 21 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports.

The move comes as a surprise as Khan has long spoken of his dislike of Hearn.

Khan has labeled Hearn disrespectful in the past and has been continually enraged by the promoter's conduct during fight negotiations with Kell Brook.

If he really wanted the fight between me and Kell Brook he should not be speaking to me, he should be speaking to (my adviser) Al Haymon.

Speaking at a press conference at London's Dorchester Hotel, Khan said: "I don't think anyone would have thought me and Eddie would be sat at the same table - maybe up against each other, but never on the same team".

Hearn accused the fighter of being "scared" of fighting Brook, while in August Khan said: 'The only way I would take that Brook fight is if he left Eddie Hearn. "It will probably bring the best out of him and we will give something back to the fans for helping us throughout our careers". "Last time he fought, British boxing was in a good place".

It will also be five years since Khan last fought in the United Kingdom, and since then Hearn has repeatedly tempted to lure him into a fight with rival Kell Brook, contributing to the tension between them.

"I would just love to test myself against him. I just don't like Eddie Hearn", the recently I'm a Celebrity contestant once said.

Amir Khan's father Shah Khan added that his son was focused on training and getting ready for the next big fight and has the full support of all his family. And April 21 is going to be a lot of fun.

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