Amir Khan is going all out to impress in Saturday's meeting with Julio Diaz in Sheffield

Last Updated: 21/04/13 4:06pm

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Amir Khan: Back in the UK on Saturday

Amir Khan: Back in the UK on Saturday

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Amir Khan has vowed to turn on the style when he meets Julio Diaz in a rare outing in front of his home fans next Saturday.

The light welterweight faces the former two-time world champion in Sheffield in what he admits could be his last fight in the UK.

The 26-year-old Olympic silver medallist is expected to pursue a series of high profile opponents in the United States as he bids to win back a world title.

"I want to make this a special fight for the fans, a really memorable performance," Khan, who fights in the UK for the first time in two years, told the Telegraph.

"I'd like to move up to the 147lb division, where there are superfights."

Khan returned to winning ways with a 10th-round stoppage of Carlos Molina after two devastating defeats, but he insists another loss to Diaz will not force him to consider retirement.

"I'm still not the full package and I'm still learning. I can see me having ten more fights. But if I feel in great shape when I'm 30 I'll go on even longer," he said.

"As an amateur I was defeated three times in a row. People thought it was the end of me, but I never got beaten after that in 70 fights. I never go in thinking I will lose, but getting beat makes you a better fighter.

"At 26 years old, I'm still a baby in the sport. If you look at the Olympians, most of them are joining the professional ranks around 25 or 26. I'm already a seasoned professional, and my ambition is to face the best in the world."

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