Amir Khan set to return to the ring in India vs Pakistan boxing clash with MMA star in Saudi Arabia… and he’s set to scoop £7m for taking part
- Amir Khan’s next fight will be against an Indian MMA fighter in Saudi Arabia
- Khan’s party are locked in talks for a potential ‘India vs Pakistan’ showdown
- The contest could net him up to an eye-watering £7million for taking part
- It is set to mirror Floyd Mayweather’s fight with kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa
Amir Khan’s next fight will be against an Indian Mixed Martial Arts fighter in Saudi Arabia – and it could net him up to £7million.
Khan is in advanced talks to fight at an India vs Pakistan boxing event, which has been scheduled for July 27. Sportsmail understands that Khan will headline the show, but the name of his opponent is not yet known.
Early indications are that it could be an exhibition bout similar to Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. Mayweather beat Nasukawa in the first round in a fight widely derided as a farce.
Amir Khan is set for a Saudi Arabia showdown with an MMA fighter which could net him £7m
Khan’s fight is believed to be a boxing contest. It is more than likely that there will be no judges or official record.
The event will net the Bolton fighter in the region of £6-7million – almost £3m more than from his last fight.
Khan has not fought since his stoppage defeat against pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford in New York back in April.
It is more than likely that there will be no judges or official record for the showdown
The bout will likely mirror Floyd Mayweather’s fight vs Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa
He flew to Dubai this week and was in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to finalise the deal that will see his remarkable career take another unexpected twist.
It is understood that the majority of terms have already been agreed and the deal could be concluded by Friday.
A formal announcement has been scheduled for the early part of next week, assuming there are no 11th-hour hitches in the talks.