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Return of the King: Former Champ Amir Khan Faces Julio Diaz in Return to England on April 27th

by on Mar.01, 2013, under Boxing News

2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Anthony Ogogo to Make Pro Debut Also

 

Amir Khan (photo courtesy of www.goldenboypromotions.com)

Amir Khan (photo courtesy of www.goldenboypromotions.com)

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND, February 28 – After nearly two years fighting away from England, the “King” is back. On Saturday, April 27 at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, British superstar Amir “King” Khan returns to England to face former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz.

Plus, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Anthony Ogogo makes his long-awaited professional debut in a four round middleweight bout against an opponent to be determined.

“April 27th is going to be a special night,” said Khan. “It’s been two years since I last fought in the United Kingdom and I can’t wait to get in the ring in front of my fans. Julio Diaz is a former World Champion and a very dangerous opponent who is coming off of an impressive performance in his last fight. I know he will be coming with guns blazing and I’m ready for whatever he has to throw at me. With my speed and boxing skills, and his power and experience, it makes for a really exciting matchup. He may have other ideas but I’m adamant that my return to the British shores is going to be a very successful one.” (continue reading…)

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Wednesday’s Final Press Conference Quotes for Saturday’s Day-Night Doubleheader at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

by on Dec.13, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Boxing Twin-Bill Begins On CBS Television Network, Followed By Fistic Action On SHOWTIME EXTREME® And SHOWTIME®

Golden Boy Promotions Toy Drive Continues; Tickets Are Free For CBS Fights; Holiday Fanfest Begins at 3:00 p.m. PT.

LOS ANGELES, CA, December 13, 2012 — Golden Boy Promotions hosted the final press conference Wednesday for the unprecedented day-night boxing doubleheader that will take place this Saturday, Dec. 15, live on CBS Television Network (first fight 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT), SHOWTIME EXTREME® (9:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) and SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

In the main event on CBS, undefeated IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz (22-0-1, 13 KO’s), of Los Angeles, will defend his title against unbeaten Alberto Guevara (16-0, 6 KO’s) of San Diego, Calif., while talented 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo-Jo” Diaz, of South El Monte, Calif., will make his pro debut against Vicente Alfaro (5-2, 1 KO), of Northfield, Minn., in the opening bout. (continue reading…)

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