Haroon Khan's opponent named for June 7 clash at the Reebok Stadium
Updated 4:33pm Tuesday 20th May 2014 in Sport
HAROON Khan's opponent has been named for his next fight on June 7.
Khan, who has won his first four professional bouts in impressive style, will face 24-year-old Kyle King at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton.
The 23-year-old Bolton rising star and brother of former world champion Amir will fight for the first time in his home town since turning professional in April last year.
It will be a six-round contest on the VIP Boxing Promotions bill put together by promoter Steve Wood.
Looking to go from strength-to-strength following his decisive points win over Francis Croes in February, the 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist takes on an opponent in King who has won four of his seven fights.
“Since the last time I fought I’ve been itching to get back in the ring,” said Khan. “I’ve been ticking over in the gym and had some great sparring that’s really been of huge benefit to me.
"I think in this fight I’ll show how much I’m progressing under Oliver Harrison and all his team.
"We’re building something, and on June 7th I aim to show all the hard work we as a team have been putting in. I can’t wait to fight at the Reebok Stadium and I’m determined to get another win under my belt to continue my progression to what I believe will one day be the very top.”
Welterweight superstar Amir Khan, who is coming off an excellent victory over Luis Collazo earlier this month, said: "I’ve been spending some time with Haroon and watching him train, giving him tips and helping out where I can.
“It’s noticeable to me the progress he has made since I last saw him fight.
"He’s been putting in the hours in the gym and he’s developing a really exciting, fan-friendly style.
"I remember when I fought at the Reebok Stadium against Mario Kindelan and it was really special for me, I’m sure it will be much the same for Haroon fighting on home turf.
"We’re expecting some big things from Haroon and I know he has all the tools to deliver.”