Amir Khan to face Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas

Amir Khan
Amir Khan

Amir Khan will return to action against Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas on May 7.

Khan, who has not fought since a points victory over Chris Algieri last May, said last month he had a “few options” for his next fight, but no one expected him to arrange a catchweight contest at 155lbs with WBC middleweight champion Alvarez.

But Khan posted on his official Twitter account on Tuesday: “Delighted to announce i will be fighting @Canelo May 7th Cinco De Mayo, Las Vegas for the 155lbs @WBCBoxing title!”