Khan gets WBC title fight
Amir Khan has confirmed that he will fight champion Danny Garcia for his WBC light-welterweight title on July 14.
The Bolton fighter was left without a bout on May 19 when his rematch against Lamont Peterson was called off after the American had tested positive for a synthetic testosterone. However, Khan, who controversially lost his WBA and IBF titles to Peterson in December, will now get a chance to secure the WBC belt against a Garcia. The Philadelphia fighter is undefeated in 23 bouts and was due to have a mandatory defence due against Ajose Olusegun in July. Therefore the WBC are yet to sanction the fight which is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas. But Khan's Golden Boy Promotions do not feel there will be a problem, while they also hope that Peterson's victory against Khan will be overturned to a 'no contest' due to the failed drugs test and the WBA and IBF belts will also be on the line in the fight. Confirming the fight on Twitter, Khan said: "Just want to say thank you for all the support and may the best man win on July 14th. Khan Vs Garcia. Mandalay Bay Vegas."