AMIR KHAN is back in the ring as he takes on Samuel Vargas in Birmingham.
The Bolton star made his comeback against Phil Lo Greco in April – and has his eye on a showdown with Kell Brook if he can overcome the Colombian.
When is Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas?
THE big bout is scheduled for Saturday, September 8.
It will be held at the Birmingham Arena (NEC), which has a capacity of 15,800.
With a packed undercard starting from 7pm, expect the main event around 10pm.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
WITH no world title at stake, this isn’t a pay-per-view event.
You can watch from 7pm on Sky Sports Action, which will include the undercard and main bout.
To stream, you can use a Sky Go account, or grab a Now TV pass for as little as £7.99.
Who is on the undercard?
- Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas (welterweight)
- Jason Welborn vs Tommy Langford (British middleweight championship)
- Sam Eggington vs Hassan Mwakinyo
- Lewis Ritson vs TBC
- Scott Fitzgerald vs Craig Morris (super-welterweight)
- Gamal Yafai vs TBC
- Ryan Kelly vs Kelcie Ball (super-welterweight)
- Qais Ashfaq vs Ricky Little (bantamweight)
- Keiron Conway vs TBC
- Akeem Ennis Brown vs TBC
- Osman Aslam vs TBC
- Shakan Pitters vs TBC
What they’ve said
Amir Khan: “I still feel strong, I was running against the young 23-year-olds (in training camp), then sparring against 25-year-olds who are at the peak of their career – and I was out boxing them,” said Khan.
“I was doing so well, so I was thinking to myself ‘age is just a number for me’. I work harder than most young fighters.
“My work rate was a lot harder than theirs, and this was against young up-and-coming fighters who I believe will become world champions. I really feel young, explosive and strong.”
Samuel Vargas: “I have been granted more than enough time to properly prepare for Amir and you will see the best Samuel Vargas to date.
“Mark my words, we might both be from the same city and county but I am nothing like Phil Lo Greco that’s a guarantee – I’m going to give Amir hell.”