(Atlantic City, May 15) - Haroon Khan (1-0) will be starting his American adventure sooner rather than later as he takes on Vicente Medellin (0-5) on the undercard of the Lamont Peterson vs. Lucas Matthysse clash this weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The younger brother of former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan got off to a winning professional start in his debut fight against Brett Fidoe last month in Sheffield, England where he won a unanimous decision over four rounds.
The 22-year-old will now be showcasing his talents on Saturday, May 18 at Boardwalk Hall in a four round bantamweight clash against 25-year-old Medellin.
Time permitting, Khan vs. Medellin will be featured on SHOWTIME EXTREME® in the United States. In the United Kingdom, highlights of the bout or, time permitting, the bout in its entirety, will be shown as part of Sky Sports 1 HD’s coverage of the event on Sunday May 19 from 12.30 a.m. BST.
A 2010 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist, Khan is ready for a tough encounter when he takes on the sturdy American and is looking to put on a dazzling performance in his second professional fight.
“I’m really pleased to be fighting on such a big card in the United States so early in my career,” said Khan. “Gaining this type of experience is really going to help me in my career and I’m thrilled to be given the chance to take part in this bill. It was great to get the win under my belt in my pro-debut fight last month and I’ll be looking to continue by winning in style against Vincente Medellin. He’s a tough, durable opponent, so I will need to be on my ‘A-game’ if I want to get the victory.”