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US beckons for Khan fights after spat with UK TV

US beckons for Khan fights after spat with UK TV

Amir Khan's WBA light welterweight title defense against Paul McCloskey on Saturday is likely to be a rare chance for British fans to see him fight on home soil, with his bouts set to return to the United States.
A broadcasting dispute has overshadowed Khan's first fight here since 2009, with the boxer feeling American television companies are showing him more support.
Khan says "there is more money to be made for me in America."
Saturday's contest in Manchester was moved from BSkyB's pay-per-view channel to its regular subscription sports channel, which gave Khan more exposure but less money.
In protest, Khan took his fight away from the network to an obscure channel in Britain, Primetime. HBO will show the fight in the U.S.


Updated : 2021-10-20 06:06 GMT+08:00