Former world champ Khan to return to ring

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A celebrity detox in the television jungle has cleared Amir Khan's mind for a comeback in the more down-to-earth surroundings of Liverpool, on April 21. At this final stage of my career I need a team who can get me the big fights.

'It reminded me that boxing is what I love and of my passion for becoming a champion again'.

His partnership with Hearn has also fuelled speculation of a bout with Kell Brook, who also has Hearn as a promoter, in the future.

"But Amir Khan will spend more time moving around the ring and more time boxing so I couldn't say right now".

AMIR KHAN admits he thought his boxing career was over past year when a fight against Manny Pacquiao fell through.

"Then I had the hand injury, and I was waiting for the hand to get better".

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"The plan is to box in April and then again in August or September in preparation for a super fight in Winter 2018".

Khan has seemingly put that feud to bed, reportedly turning down a deal from ITV to sign with Hearn.

A fight between the pair has always been touted, however, never came to fruition as the two boxers camps could not agree terms. I just don't like Eddie Hearn. If he really wanted the fight between me and Kell Brook he should not be speaking to me, he should be speaking to (my adviser) Al Haymon.

'Eddie is the best promoter in the United Kingdom, where I need to come back to from America to fight in front of my home fans. Eddie, in my view, is the best promoter in the UK.

Speaking this week regarding Brook, Khan was cautiously optimistic the pair will get it on at some point, although isn't 100% sure he'll be fully operational in his old weight class.

"The target is to provide him with the biggest fights possible with a mouth-watering list of names including the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Kell Brook, Keith Thurman and Errol Spence".

With Brook now operating at 154 and set for a debut at the higher limit on March 3, any United Kingdom super-fight would potentially be held up by Khan's plans at 147 pounds.