1st March 2012
Khan is currently training at his own Gloves gym in Bolton and being put through his paces by respected Manchester coach Joe Gallagher, before he travels to LA to hook up with full time trainer Freddy Roach. He will then step up his preparations for his
eagerly-awaited re-match with American Peterson, who he faces in Las
Vegas on May 19, a fight he has vowed to win ‘convincingly’.
By 28 I’ll have done everything I want in boxing and I can sit back, chill and get fat.” – Amir Khan
Amir talks about!
His thirst to be world champion again:
“I’m not even at my peak yet. I’m already a two-time world champion, winning it again is not a problem.”
“I would have tried to go for the knockout early because I hurt him in the first round with two knockdowns. I wanted to get a couple of rounds under my belt and put on a performance for the crowd. Forget the crowd now: it’s a job and I want to clean him up.”
“I probably made the best comeback ever in the history of boxing. To be knocked out – and it was a devastating knockout – and to come back and become world champion, it shuts up all critics.”
“They can train, but I wouldn’t want them to go into a fight. I don’t know how my parents do it and, actually, my mum can’t do it anymore. My kids can be football players instead.”
“By 28 I’ll have done everything I want in boxing and I can sit back, chill and get fat.”
“I don’t like spiders. If I see one in my bedroom I have to call my whole family and , even when they do take it out, I won’t sleep in that room for a couple of days or I’ll sleep at my parents.”
“I think it knocks a lot of years off your career. Ricky might still be boxing now if he hadn’t drunk as much, and the same with Flintoff. You don’t know, but Flintoff could still be an elite cricket player now.”