Amir Khan has signed a three-fight deal with Sky Sports that will commence with his clash against Lamont Peterson next month.

The boxing star returns to Sky after the broadcaster refused to screen his July world championship unification fight with American Zab Judah in Las Vegas.

Sky will begin with coverage of the Peterson showdown, from the National Convention Center in Washington DC and will be the first of three fights featuring Khan to be shown as part of a new deal.

“I’m delighted to be on Sky Sports,” Amir Khan said.

“They are dedicated to broadcasting the biggest fights, so I’m excited about working together again.

“Fighting in America can make it difficult for my British fans to see me live in action, but being on Sky Sports means they can cheer me on and enjoy the fight as it happens from home.

“I’m training harder than ever for this fight and I guarantee the fans won’t want to miss it!”

Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: “This is great news for Sky subscribers.

“We’re pleased to welcome Amir back, and delighted to be showing his next three fights on Sky Sports.

“Khan v Peterson follows a great autumn of boxing on Sky Sports and this fight will be part of a great month of boxing that includes four world title fights and some of the biggest names in British and world boxing.”