News December 2007

21.12.07 Khan to fight Dane

Amir Khan will return to the ring on 2 February against Denmark's Martin Kristjansen at London's ExCel Arena.

Amir Khan

Khan, 21, is eager to resume his rise up the world rankings after taking just 72 seconds to beat former British champion Graham Earl on 8 December.

The fight will be made for the nominal WBO intercontinental lightweight crown.

But promoter Frank Warren said: "I will writing to the WBO with the aim of making this fight as an eliminator for the world title."

Kristjansen, 30, holds a respectable 19-1-3 pro record, and has won his last eight fights, but has only five victories by way of stoppage.

Warren said: "This is another step up for Amir. Kirstjansen is world ranked and will give him plenty to think about.

"Amir has only just turned 21, but he looked absolutely sensational in demolishing an experienced former champion in Graham Earl."

Olympic silver medallist Khan is currently ranked sixth by the WBO, ninth by the WBC and 15th by the WBA.

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