Amir Khan ring walk: UK start time for TONIGHT’S huge WBO fight with Terence Crawford in New York

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AMIR KHAN is out to take Terence Crawford’s unbeaten tag – and his belts.

The former unified light-welterweight world champion jets over the Atlantic to New York where he will face unbeaten Bud infront of 20,000 fight fans.

Khan is trained by Andre Ward's ex-trainer Virgil Hunter in San Francisco
Khan is trained by Andre Ward’s ex-trainer Virgil Hunter in San Francisco
Khristopher Sandifer

When is Amir Khan’s ring walk?

KHAN returns to the world stage at the iconic Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.

The former Olympian is up against it though, facing the unbeaten Crawford who is 34-0 with 25 of those wins coming by way of KO.

But the Brit is hoping to turn back the clock to his glory days and become a world champion for the first time since 2012.

There’s three scheduled bouts on the undercard at the Garden before the main event, where Crawford is a 1/12 favourite.

Khan’s ring-walk is expected to be around 3am BST – so get the coffee ready.

BT Sport Box Office are broadcasting the bout and their coverage gets going at 11.30pm on Saturday, April 20.

Terence Crawford is the huge favourite to beat Amir Khan after winning all his 34 bouts so far
Terence Crawford is the huge favourite to beat Amir Khan after winning all his 34 bouts so far
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Who else is fighting on the bill?

HERE’s how the evening shapes up in New York:

  • Terence Crawford (34-0) vs Amir Khan (33-4) – WBO world welterweight title
  • Felix Verdejo (24-1) vs Bryan Vasquez (37-3) – lightweight
  • Shakur Stevenson (10-0) vs Christopher Diaz (24-1) – featherweight
  • Teofimo Lopez (12-0) vs Edis Tatli (31-2) – lightweight

What have they said?

Khan: “People are saying ‘oh, he’s a fresh guy..’ you have to remember, Terence [Crawford] is 31-years-old. There’s only a year apart in us. He’s not like a young spring chicken.

“Whenever I’m the underdog, I always perform well. Most of my life, going back to when I was fighting in the Olympics at 17, I’ve been the underdog and nobody expected me to do anything. It’s the same again in this fight: no one is going to expect me to do anything. I think I can win this fight and hopefully shock the world.”

Crawford: “I don’t believe no fight that I fight is just another fight for me. I believe that all fights that I fight from here on out are for my legacy. That’s why I want the biggest fights out there. Amir Khan’s name came up because he was the next best welterweight in the division. I could’ve easily took [Luis] Collazo. He could’ve took another fight with Kell Brook. I could’ve took Collazo, but that wasn’t the job that I really wanted to take. Amir Khan is a great fighter. I can’t take nothing away from. He’s done a lot in the sport of boxing. He has a big name. He’s undefeated at the welterweight division. So why not take another step up?”


 

 

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