SHOWTIME TO AIR KHAN-DIAZ ON SAME-DAY TAPE DELAY
Press Release: Ex-world 140 pound champion Amir "King" Khan's first fight in England in nearly two years against Julio "The Kidd" Diaz will be televised on Showtime on Saturday, April 27th, as partof the broadcast featuring current world 140-pound world champion Danny "Swift" Garcia's defense against Zab "Super" Judah. Khan vs. Diaz, a 12-round 143-pound catch-weight bout, will emanate from Sheffield, England, and air on tape delay. Highlights of 2012 British Olympic Bronze Medalist Anthony Ogogo's professional debut will also be shown during the telecast.
Preceding the scrap between Bolton, England's Khan (27-3, 19 KO's) and ex-IBF lightweight titlist Diaz (40-7-1, 29 KO's), of Coachella, Calif., Showtime will feature a pair of world title fights starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. WBO middleweight titlist Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin (28-0, 20 KO's), of New York, will defend against hard-hitting Fernando Guerrero (25-1, 19 KO's), of Salisbury, Md., and in the main event, Garcia (25-0, 16 KO's) will risk his world title belts against former two-division champion Zab "Super" Judah (42-7, 29 KO's), of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Anthony Ogogo is a former Junior Olympic Champion, Junior World Champion and Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist. In London this past summer, Ogogo beat representatives from the Dominican Republic, Ukraine and Germany to win a Bronze Medal, thrilling his fans from throughout the United Kingdom. On April 27, the charismatic middleweight will begin his journey as a professional.