Khan is in confident mood and remains supremely confident of victory ahead of his WBA light-welterweight title defence, training in LA at the Wildcard gym with new trainer Freddy Roach, Khan spoke of having no doubt he would be victorious at the press conference.
“You’re going to see a totally different style, because every fight I’m getting better and better and I’m working on new things every time. Freddie doesn’t want to overload me with new stuff, but every time I’m learning more and more. I can say come May 15, you’ll see a totally different Amir Khan, you’ll see a new style, you’ll see something new about me and I think that’s one of the reasons why fans love me, because every fight I’m different, I’m very explosive and I bring something else to boxing,” said Khan.
Malignaggi (27-3, 5 KO’s) claims to have a lot of respect for Khan, but has insisted that his experience and the fact that he is the home town favorite, will weigh in his favor, and see him be crowned the new WBA lightwelterweight champion.
“I’m a different fighter in my last couple of fights than before, because I made a change with my team and found my match with [new trainer] Sherif [Younan]. I’m not the same fighter you saw against Ricky Hatton or Juan Diaz the first time.
“I don’t feel like I talked my way into this fight at all. I think this is a great fight and styles make fights, so this one was made.
“I think I’m getting better and better and my resume speaks volumes, but Amir has never fought a guy like me.
“Amir has had the red carpet treatment so far in his career and bar none, I’m the best fighter he has ever fought.
“He may have a great career ahead of him, but on May 15, he will get his second loss.
“The Hamed-Kelley fight was the first live fight I ever saw, when I had only been training for six months and wasn’t even a pro yet, that was the fight that inspired me to pursue my career as a fighter.
“All of these Brits come to the U.S. to make their debuts against New Yorkers, and yes, they all have the common denominator that they have all beat us, but they were never tested like I will test Amir in his debut.
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