World Boxing Council (WBC) President, Mauricio Sulaiman revealed that Pakistani origin British boxer, Amir Khan will receive a special award during 54th WBC convention next month.
Amir Khan has featured a number of bouts for WBC titles in the past four years. Moreover, he has been a charitable ambassador for both United Kingdom and Pakistan, which will be recognized during the upcoming convention.
The 29-year old will fight against the winner of reigning champion, Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman in early 2017. Furthermore, Khan has been rated high for his brave move of challenging Canelo Alvarez, who belonged to a different weight category. Khan changed his weight category to fight against Alvarez.
Mauricio Sulaiman talked to World Boxing News and said, “At welterweight, Amir Khan is coming back to boxing next year after his recovery so it’s going to be a great year.”
“Once the unification is taken care of, Khan will be given a chance to fight for the title.
“We will also be giving Khan a special award at the Convention as he is a great champion himself,” he added.
Amir Khan suffered a hand injury during his bout against Alvarez. He had to undergo a surgery to get rid of the injury.
The good news is that Khan is completely fit now and looking to make a comeback in the boxing ring.
“My hand is recovering well and nothing can hold me back now. I definitely want to bring a huge fight to the UK around April or May,” Khan previously stated.