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Amir Khan Returns December 15, No Opponent Named

Amir Khan will be back on December 15, according to Richard Schaefer. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Amir Khan will be back on December 15, according to Richard Schaefer. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006. reports that Amir Khan will return to the ring on December 15, following his July 14 loss to Danny Garcia in Las Vegas. No opponent or venue has been named.

Khan (26-3, 18 KO) has lost two straight, though his December 2011 loss to Lamont Peterson is now highly controversial, after there were complaints about the officiating, the judging, the commission in general, and then Peterson's admission that he'd used synthetic testosterone before that bout when he failed a VADA test for a May rematch, which was scrapped.

The 25-year-old Khan has been rumored to be reconsidering his current training setup, with some even saying he's considered parting ways with trainer Freddie Roach. Joe Gallagher, a top-notch UK trainer and friend of Khan, wrote in the Manchester Evening News that Khan just wants Roach to be 100% focused on him for upcoming fights, which can be tough. If he's returning on December 15, Roach will also be busy with Manny Pacquiao's November 10 fight ahead of that.

Gallagher also says Khan is thinking about bringing in a defensive specialist to help him work on his game from that angle, which he needs, and more importantly, knows that he needs.

With Danny Garcia facing Erik Morales on October 20, Khan won't be landing a rematch with Garcia. There could be any number of options for him at 140 or 147, and Richard Schaefer has previously mentioned the possibility of Khan facing the Bailey-Alexander winner for the IBF welterweight title. That would be a three-month turnaround for the winner of that fight, but that's doable and could happen.

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