Below are quotes from the official press release announcing the April 27 fight at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England between British superstar Amir “King” Khan and former world champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz, which will be fought at a 143 pound catch-weight.
Amir Khan: Julio Diaz is a former world champion and a very dangerous opponent who is coming off of an impressive performance in his last fight. I know he will be coming with guns blazing and I’m ready for whatever he has to throw at me. With my speed and boxing skills, and his power and experience, it makes for a really exciting matchup. He may have other ideas but I’m adamant that my return to the British shores is going to be a very successful one.”
Julio Diaz: “I’m not going to England for the fight to go to the scorecards. I’m fighting for the knockout. I know the knockout is the only thing that will get me the win, so I’m training extra hard already in order to get a victory on Khan’s home turf. I’m a heavy hitter and he can’t take a punch, so to me, that is the perfect combination.”