Amir Khan vs. Danny 'Swift' Garcia Fight Is Reportedly Done Deal

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Amir Khan vs. Danny 'Swift' Garcia Fight Is Reportedly Done Deal
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Amir Khan and Danny Garcia have reportedly agreed to fight on July 14, either in Anaheim or Mandalay Bay. 

Khan, of course, was originally scheduled to fight Lamont Peterson on May 19, but the bout was canceled due to Peterson failing a urine test.

The news of the newly scheduled bout between Khan and Garcia comes from ESPN's Dan Rafael:

Let's dive a little deeper and take a closer look at what exactly this means.

 

Amir Khan

This is definitely a step down for Khan, as he was originally looking to get revenge against Peterson after losing his title belts against him in December of 2011. 

What this new bout means, however, depends on whether or not Khan will get those belts back. He is currently pursuing a no-contest from that original fight because of Peterson's failed urine test, and if he wins that dispute, he will regain his championships.

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Nonetheless, it appears this fight against Garcia will strictly be a unification bout, especially if a decision regarding Peterson isn't made before then.  

 

Danny Garcia

This is going to be Garcia's biggest fight. 

He's currently undefeated at 23-0 and is coming off a win over Erik Morales in March, but he's never gone up against someone of Khan's status. 

What's more, four months is a relatively quick turnaround in between fights, so it will be interesting to see if he's ready for Khan once July 14 rolls around. 

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