Amir Khan sends sends a message to the champ!
Three-time junior welterweight champion Amir Khan always manages to remain in the spotlight!
On his portion of the conference call to promote his fight against WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, his confidence was through the roof!
The 32 year-old is taking the opportunity to become a two-division champion very serious! He has even rehired Virgil Hunter as his trainer for this fight.
When asked what about his mindset on this fight
“Terence is a great fighter so I got to be ready and I’m very happy with camp.
“I’m not taking this fight lightly nor am I looking to be another number, I’m at the peak of my career and I feel very strong.”
Khan goes on to explain why he chose this fight over a bout with rival countryman Kell Brook
“I love fighting in the U.S. and when I heard it was a PPV fight, I spoke with my team. They didn’t want the fight but I told them this is the fight I want.”
Khan would admit that his fight with Samuel Vargas wasn’t an impressive performance, but reminds people that he’s not looking to be just “another number.”
His thoughts on Crawford vs Spence talks
“I hear people talking about Crawford vs Spence, but he has to get passed me! I’m not here to be just another number like I said. Crawford shouldn’t overlook me cause that would be a mistake.”
Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum would provide more insight as to why this fight, why now and why PPV saying:
“I have always been a fan of Khan, I remember him in camp with Pacquiao, styles make fights and I believe it will be a very good fight.
“It was the right fight and the right time the public will decide if it’s a good match-up. Sometimes they say no and sometimes it’s yes, but in a big fight the fighters should be compensated.”
Khan has had a very long career with a record of 33-4, with 20 knockouts. If there is one thing the former champion never lacks is confidence and belief in himself.
This fight is scheduled to take place April 20 at the famous Madison Square Garden Arena in New York.
By: Garrisson Bland