Boxing: Khan and Warren ready to seal a new contract
Tuesday 24 June 2008
Frank Warren and Amir Khan are close to agreeing a new promotional arrangement which is understood to include details of a new television contract.
On Saturday night Khan won for the 18th time in what was the last fight of his deal with ITV and it was also his first fight with Dean Powell as his trainer.
It has been confirmed that Khan will fight for Warren on 6 September, and it is understood that the promoter is close to announcing a full and new deal, to include television, later this week.
"There is a lot of bold talk about Amir's future and he has to make some decisions – and I know that he will make the right choices," said Warren, who has worked with the Olympic silver medallist since early 2005.
The decision on whether or not Powell is jettisoned in favour of an American coach will be made solely by Khan himself but Warren appears to favour continuation of the relationship with Powell.
Assuming all of the details can be finalised in the next 24 hours, the new deal, which is understood to already be in place, will be officially announced and then Warren will continue plotting a route for Khan to a world title fight in about 12 months' time.
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