Boxing – McCloskey v Khan Confirmed

Derry’s Paul Mc Closkey will get his World Title shot after agreeing terms with Amir Khan over the weekend. Khan will defend his WBA light-welterweight title against the  European champion McCloskey on April 16. The Bolton fighter will face the Derryman at the MEN Arena in Manchester. The champion had been linked with various names for his next defence, with McCloskey at one stage ruled out of the running following a breakdown in negotiations. After a turnaround in talks, McCloskey will get his big chance. The 31-year-old Dungiven southpaw had been scheduled to defend his European title against Michele Di Rocco in March.