Bolton star Amir Khan is training hard in camp with new coach Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre, who works with several boxers including WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.
Khan is going to face career rival Kell Brook in a grudge match of former world champions at the AO Arena in Manchester. The fight will take place on February 19, live on Sky Sports Box Office and ESPN+.
Their bout sold out in ten minutes, as the British rivals have been trading words for several years. The loser will certainly spiral down into retirement.
Khan believes the ongoing work with Bomac has rejuvenated him as a fighter – and he expects a statement making performance.
“I’m more confident. The way I’ve gone into training camp, and had a few sparring rounds with Crawford, and my sparring work and pad work with Bo-Mac and everyone, it’s back,” Khan told Sky Sports News.
“I feel like when I was 25, 26, and at the peak of my career. I can’t see Kell Brook beating me. I’m a better skilled fighter, I’ve been in there with better opposition, but look, come fight night, it’s time to show my skills off. I’m just going to keep calm, I’m not going to think too much or get over confident, because at the end of the day you can’t get too confident about this because one punch can change a fight. I know what I’m doing. I’ve been in this position before. It’s all about staying focused and just sticking to your game plan.
“This talk about Kell Brook has been going on for so many years, and I think it’s a good time for me now to put it to a stop and show who the better fighter is. I know Kell thinks he’s the better fighter, but time will tell come Feb 19th.”