Terence Crawford, Amir Khan will announce April fight

Amir Khan finalises deal to challenge Terence Crawford for WBO world title

The reigning WBO welterweight champion has never fought an opponent with the star power and name recognition of Khan (33-4, 20 KOs), who is a former welterweight champion himself.

Terence Crawford will be a heavy favourite when he faces Amir Khan later this year, in the latest defence of his WBO welterweight title.

Khan will attend a press conference in the capital before immediately flying out to the United States to start a training camp.

Arum told ESPN on Tuesday that "everything looks good" for the fight and that "hopefully we'll be able to make an announcement next week". The site is not expected to be solidified by the time of the news conference.

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They are expected to face off in either NY or Las Vegas, but details have yet to be confirmed.

"King Khan" was brutally knocked out by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in May 2016, but the 32-year-old returned to the ring last year, scoring a pair of wins over Phil Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas.

This agreed fight with Crawford means the long-awaited domestic clash between Kell Brook and Amir Khan will be delayed once again.

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