Amir Khan's next fight is a tough one! Boxing Match-Up Announced By Johnny Benz (Oct 6, 2009) DoghouseBoxing
The proposed match-up between Amir Khan and Dmitriy Salita is now on! The fight is set for December 5th at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. This fight marks Khan's first defense of his Junior welterweight title.
In regards to the match, Frank Warren who represents Khan as his Promoter, is not under any illusions that this will be an easy fight for Khan. Warren quoted by ESPN stated: "For Amir's first defense, this is a very tough fight for him."
Warren went on to praise Salita, but is still confident that Khan can deal with his latest challenge. "Salita's got a great record. He's unbeaten and carries a big punch and, of course, he will pose a threat to Amir, but Amir's a world-class fighter and has to deal with these challengers," stated Warren.
Khan's boxing record stands at 21-1, 15 KOs, while Salita has a record of 30-0-1, 16 KOs.
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