Amir Khan headed to Showtime for December 15 return

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With his deal with boxing giant HBO expired, Amir Khan will head to Showtime on December 15, joining most of the Golden Boy roster, and he'll be staying in the 140-pound division.

Like most Golden Boy fighters, Amir Khan will have his next fight televised by Showtime, as his HBO deal expired with his July loss to Danny Garcia.

Khan (26-3, 18 KO) will also be staying at 140 pounds, according to Richard Schaefer, and not moving up to 147. Khan has had designs on going to welterweight for his last two fights, but with both resulting in losses and some major career changes happening recently, there's still work to be done at 140.

Amir recently hired Virgil Hunter after parting ways with Freddie Roach, and chances are Khan will look for something resembling a tune-up fight in December, though it wouldn't be a huge shock if he faces a serious contender, either. Khan's not one to duck tests, no matter what else you might say about him.

One fight mentioned so far is Argentina's Diego Chaves, who says he's received an offer from the Khan team. Chaves (22-0, 18 KO) would be an interesting and potentially dangerous opponent, as he has KO power and we've seen previously-unknown fighters from Argentina -- Sergio Martinez, Lucas Matthysse, Marcos Maidana, etc. -- suddenly make major waves on the world stage when given a chance.

Khan has never fought on Showtime before, with all of his American TV appearances taking place on HBO. HBO also plans to run that night, with Timothy Bradley returning, possibly against another Golden Boy fighter, Robert Guerrero.

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