AMIR Khan has revealed that Samuel Vargas will be his next opponent.

The 31-year-old will face the Colombian boxer at Arena Birmingham on Saturday, September 8.

The announcement follows his 39-second destruction of Phil Le Greco in his comeback match earlier this year.

Khan said: "One of my aims this year was to be as active as possible so I’m very happy to get back in the ring again so soon against Samuel Vargas.

"Vargas is a tough and well-schooled fighter who has shared the ring with some top welterweights including Danny Garcia and Errol Spence Jr.

"I have to get past Vargas before looking at the biggest challenges going forward. I’m not going to be taking Vargas lightly because I know he will be coming with everything on September 8.

"I hope to give the fans in Birmingham the same excitement and fireworks as my last fight. It will be one not to miss."

Canada-based Vargas, aged 29, is currently ranked number 10 in the world.

Vargas said: "I am excited to step in the ring with Amir Khan on September 8.

"I am very pleased that my promoter Lee Baxter and Eddie Hearn from Matchroom Boxing could come to an arrangement fairly easily and make this fight happen.

"I have been granted more than enough time to properly prepare for Amir and you will see the best Samuel Vargas to date.

"Mark my words, we might both be from the same city and county but I am nothing like Phil Lo Greco that’s a guarantee — I’m going to give Amir hell."

In an exclusive interview with The Bolton News earlier this year, Khan said this current run would the final chapter in his career.

The father-of-two has set his sights on another world title and a potential bout at the Macron Stadium.

Tickets for the Khan/Vargas fight went on sale to Matchroom Fight Pass at 1pm today (Thursday, June 28) from

They go on general sale at 1pm tomorrow (Friday, June 29) at