Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas confirmed: King Khan returns at the Birmingham Arena on September 8

AMIR KHAN will return to the ring on September 8 to face Colombian Samuel Vargas.

The bout, at the Birmingham Arena, will be King Khan's second of the year after he returned from a two-year hiatus to beat Phil Lo Greco on April 21.

 Amir Khan will face Colombian Samuel Vargas on September 8

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Amir Khan will face Colombian Samuel Vargas on September 8

Khan, who will use this as a tune-up for a bigger fight down the road, took just 39 seconds to finish his fight with Lo Greco – blitzing the Canadian in Liverpool.

It was a his first action since a sixth-round KO loss to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez' in Las Vegas in May 2016.

The former unified light-welterweight champ said: "One of my aims this year was to be as active as possible so I’m very happy to be back in the ring again so soon against Samuel Vargas.

"Vargas is a tough and well-schooled fighter who has shared the ring with some top welterweights including Danny Garcia and Errol Spence Jr.

 Amir Khan fought for the first time in two years in April - destroying Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds

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Amir Khan fought for the first time in two years in April – destroying Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds
 Khan was delighted with the win as he chases another world title

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Khan was delighted with the win as he chases another world title

"I have to get past Vargas before looking at the biggest challenges going forward.

"I’m not going to be taking Vargas lightly because I know he will be coming with everything.

"I hope to give the fans in Birmingham the same excitement and fireworks as my last fight.

"It will be one not to miss!"

 Khan will face Colombian Samuel Vargas, who said he will give the British star 'hell'

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Khan will face Colombian Samuel Vargas, who said he will give the British star 'hell'
 Khan is on the comeback trail

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Khan is on the comeback trail

Colombian Vargas, who has won 29 of 33 fights, said: "“I am excited to step in the ring with Amir Khan.

"I am very pleased that my promoter Lee Baxter and Eddie Hearn from Matchroom Boxing could come to an arrangement fairly easily and make this fight happen.

"I have been granted more than enough time to properly prepare for Amir and you will see the best Samuel Vargas to date.

"Mark my words, we might both be from the same city and county but I am nothing like Phil Lo Greco that’s a guarantee – I’m going to give Amir hell."

The fight bill will also see Jason Welborn defend his British middleweight title in a rematch with Tommy Langford.

AMIR KHAN will return to the ring on September 8 to face Colombian Samuel Vargas.