After what seems like an age of back and forth action (outside of the ring) Bolton's Amir Khan is finally back in action in Las Vegas tonight when he challenges Danny Garcia for the American's WBC 140 pound title.
After his controversial loss to Lamont Peterson last December and his chance at revenge denied by a Peterson failed medical test, this is a chance for Khan to reaffirm his status as the World's premier junior welterweight
On Thursday, however there was another twist. This bout will now be for both the WBC and WBA 140 pound titles. Khan's status as WBA champion was reinstated!
If the fight wasn't big enough already, this now for Khan is massive. Big fights once again could be on the horizon if he is victorious but as we have learned before, he must not underestimate the man in front of him Saturday night.
Danny Garcia is unbeaten in 23 fights and in his last contest defeated the legendary Erik Morales for the WBC belt. He also owns wins over respected names such as Kendall Holt and Nate Campbell.
This has the potential to be the one of the fights of the year. Garcia is a good young fighter who does everything well.
However, after the Peterson farce and the potential of bigger money fights down the road, I think we will see the best of Khan. Garcia's a good fighter who will come again, but I cant see anything but an an impressive Khan performance.
Khan, when on song, is a league above.
Late stoppage win for the Briton for me.