Amir Khan could finalise deal for huge clash with pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford TODAY

Amir Khan could finalise deal for huge clash with pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford TODAY

  • Amir Khan has agreed on all major terms and fight is likely to be in New York 
  • Deal could be signed as early as Thursday with announcement set for next week 
  • Fight against WBO welterweight champion will net 32-year-old around £4m  
  • Khan is opting for greater challenge and smaller purse than bout with Kell Brook 

Riath Al-Samarrai for MailOnline

It is expected that contracts will be signed either on Thursday or Friday, before Khan leaves for his training camp in the US next week.

The fight, which will net the 32-year-old in the region of £4m, will kill the possibility of an imminent showdown between Khan and his long-time British rival Kell Brook.

It is fascinating that Khan has instead opted to take a lesser payday to face Crawford, a three-division world champion and one of the leading fighters at any weight. 

Crawford (left) has beaten all-comers in his 34 fights including Jose Benevidez (right) 

Crawford (left) has beaten all-comers in his 34 fights including Jose Benevidez (right) 

Khan is likely to fight the American in New York and will make around £4million 

Khan is likely to fight the American in New York and will make around £4million 

His record stands at 34 wins from 34 fights with 25 knockouts and world titles at lightweight and light-welterweight, in which he held all four major belts.

Khan, who last held a world title in 2012, will fight in the US for the first time since his knockout loss against Canelo Alvarez in May 2016.

Khan tweeted on Wednesday night: ‘Not long to go. Big announcement coming soon.’ 


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