Khan to face Danny Garcia on July 14
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has announced that Amir Khan will fight WBC light-welterweight champion Danny Garcia on July 14, a week later than was originally slated for the Briton to return to action.
Khan had been due to meet Lamont Peterson on May 19 for the WBA and IBF titles, until Peterson failed a drug test and the bout was cancelled. The Brit will now face unbeaten American Garcia, who beat Mexican veteran Erik Morales to grab the WBC strap during March.
Khan was thought to have been turned down by Garcia as the American wanted a unification, but a deal has now been reached and there is still a possibility that three world titles could be on the line for the summer clash.
There is also the possibility that the contest could be a non-title fight as the WBC has yet to declare whether its belt will be up for grabs, however, as Garcia has a scheduled mandatory defence against Ajose Olusegun.
The bout will still take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and heavyweight Seth Mitchell has already been confirmed for an undercard slot with more fights to be added in the coming days and weeks.
An American debut for British heavyweight sensation David Price has also been mentioned as a possible for an undercard slot after Khan’s manager Asif Vali was at ringside to witness his destruction of Sam Sexton last weekend.
‘David Price put on a great performance against Sam Sexton to win the British heavyweight title and it's clear he is a genuine prospect,’ Vali told World Boxing News.
‘I saw that he mentioned he would like to fight on the undercard of Amir's next fight and this is something which I'm going to put to Golden Boy Promotions to see what can be worked out.’