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Boxing: Khan will be at Alexander fight, but not in the ring

British boxer Amir Khan will be in the arena when Devon Alexander defends his world welterweight title Saturday, just not in the ring as the US champion had originally intended. Khan will serve as a ringside commentator for Showtime for the telecast of the card at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, replacing Paulie Malignaggi, the regular commentator who will instead be in the ring against Zab Judah in a main-event showdown of hometown heroes.

Boxing: Khan to fight Diaz at Sheffield in April

Former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan of Britain will fight in his homeland for the first time in two years when he faces Mexico's Julio Diaz in April, promoters said Thursday. "Return of the King" will be staged April 27 in Sheffield between the Bolton fighter and former world champion Diaz on a card that also features the professional debut of London Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo of Britain.

Boxing: Peterson set to defend crown after 14-month layoff

Lamont Peterson, finally set to defend the title he took from Britain's Amir Khan in controversial fashion 14 months ago, says his long layoff will not be a problem against Kendall Holt next week. Peterson won a controversial split decision in Washington over Khan after the Englishman was twice penalized a point for pushing. A planned rematch last May was called off after Peterson tested positive for a synthetic testosterone. The World Boxing Association restored its light-welterweight crown to Khan but the International Boxing Federation accepted an appeal by Peterson.
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