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Khan-Diaz replay to follow Garcia-Judah on Showtime
Amir Khan's April 27 clash with Julio Diaz will be shown following Danny Garcia's attempt to defend his RING, WBA and WBC titles against Zab Judah on Showtime.
The Showtime-televised broadcast of a fight featuring former IBF/WBA junior welterweight beltholder Amir Khan against two-time lightweight beltholder Julio Diaz in a 143-pound catchweight clash will follow Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah on April 27, the network and Golden Boy Promotions announced on Thursday.
Khan (27-3, 19 knockouts) against Diaz (40-7-1, 29 KOs) will take place at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England, and will be shown on tape-delay as a Showtime Special Edition fight after RING 140-pound champ Garcia (25-0, 16 KOs) faces Judah (42-7, 29 KOs) live on Showtime from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Khan-Diaz undercard will also feature heavyweight prospect and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (27-0, 27 KOs) against 2000 Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison (31-6, 23 KOs), as well as flyweight Haroon Khan, Amir's younger brother, in his professional debut.
Also to be shown, from the Khan-Diaz undercard, are highlights of the professional debut of 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo, of Great Britain, who signed with Golden Boy in December, against Kieron Gray (5-13-1, 1 KO).
In addition, the Khan-Diaz card will have former unified lightweight titleholder Nate "The Galaxxy Warrior" Campbell (36-10-1, 26 KOs) of Jacksonville, Fla., against Manchester, England, prospect Terry "Turbo" Flannigan (19-0, 5 KOs).
British fight fans will also see local rivals in a Lancashire-Yorkshire battle as Gary "Five Star" Sykes (23-3, 5 KOs) puts his English junior lightweight crown on the line against Jon "2 Smokes" Kays (16-2-1, 4 KOs).
Following Khan-Diaz, Showtime will replay an All-Access: Mayweather vs. Guerrero to promote Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s May 4 defense of his WBC welterweight belt against two-division titlewinner Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Showtime Pay Per View.
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