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Khan vs Vargas: DAZN to stream fight for free on social media

The new streaming service will bring us a free card on Saturday.

Amir Khan Press Conference Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

U.S. fight fans will have a place to easily and legally watch Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas on Saturday, as DAZN is going to stream the fight for free on their Facebook and Twitter pages ahead of their official September 10 launch in the States.

The Jason Welborn-Tommy Langford and Ryan Kelly-Kelcie Ball bouts will be part of the undercard, which begins at 3 pm ET and will be followed by the main event around 5 pm ET.

It’s obviously a smart move for the company, which will get some added buzz going into their launch and their first big fight on September 22, when they stream the Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin bout from Wembley Stadium. And it’s good for us fight fans, who won’t have to go find some stream teeming with sketchy ads.

Khan (32-4, 20 KO) is in the second fight of his comeback after a two-year layoff. He knocked out Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds on April 21. Vargas (29-3-2, 14 KO) is hoping to be a tougher test.

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