Khan says McCloskey fight for UK fans
Khan made the announcement in a conference call this afternoon in which he also revealed that he took the fight to keep a promise to his UK that he would return to British soil.
‘I want to give my UK fans a chance to see me,’ said Khan. ‘I could have gone back to America and fought there. I chose to come home and fight in front of my loyal fans who've followed me since the Olympics.
‘I want to build my career in America but I did promise the UK fans I'd bring them a big fight. I'm doing this for my fan base. I'm not making as much as I did for my last few fights, but I'm doing it for them.’
To watch Amir Kahn vs Paul McCloskey live on Primetime, Sky channel 480, viewers must register beforehand online at www.primetimelive.co.uk or call 0871 200 4444 and buy through box office on the night of the event.
The fight will cost £14.95 and a small one off registration fee will apply for customers new to Primetime. Those without Sky can watch the fight streamed live on www.primetimelive.co.uk also for £14.95.