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One Defining Night for Amir

Is 13th December the most defining fight of Amir Khan’s career?

Okay, it may not be a world title fight he’s embarking on when he faces Devon Alexander, but a prize is apparently being dangled that could see the Bolton fighter go on to become the person to inflict a first career defeat on the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world – Floyd Mayweather Junior.

Off course there’s no certainty that, even if Amir produces the fight of his life he’ll get that dreamed of fight, such are the strange ways of Boxing.

Today, over in Los Angeles, Golden Boy Promotions held a press conference to publicize the promotion being called Royal Battle and this is what Amir Khan had to say about what lies ahead with Amir remarking,

“This fight means a lot to me. At the end of the day it’s going to be a tough fight against an A-class opponent who I really believe I can shine against. This is a big fight for me. I’m one of those fighters that loves a battle and that’s exactly what this fight will be. I really want people to tune in and enjoy the show.”

“I look at this as a make or break fight for me. I am focused 100 per cent on this fight. [Floyd] Mayweather is motivation for me, makes me work harder, but my main goal is to get past this fight. If I win this fight it will take me onto bigger and better things. This is a statement fight for me and if I beat [Devon] Alexander, then I believe I have secured my position in a super fight, but it’s all about winning this fight and looking good.”

“My last fight [against Luis Collazo] helped me because he was a southpaw and Devon Alexander is also a southpaw. I can take the experience I had in the last fight into this fight and hopefully we will get the job done. Devon [Alexander] is a very good and skilled fighter like myself. It’s going to be a game of chess to find out who is the bigger and more skilful fighter.”

“This fight’s been brewing for a long time, a lot of people want to see this fight. We’ve had this fight in the works for a couple years now, but now it’s time. It’s a fight that the fans are going to love. You’ve got two fighting styles, two young fighters that are hungry and also two fighters that are at the peak of their career.”

“Virgil [Hunter, trainer] has taught me to spend more time in the gym, which I’ve been doing the last two the last two years to become a better fighter. Going into this fight I’m going to be a different fighter.”

“I feel like my style, with speed, power, hand and foot movement, would give someone like Floyd Mayweather problems. Floyd’s a great fighter, but first we have to look good and shine against Alexander and then I think the fight with Floyd will be secured.”

“I’ve noticed with Alexander that when he wants to fight he can fight and when he wants to box he can box. The thing about Alexander is he’s quick and has good movement, but he needs to develop his power and sit down on his shots a little more. He is getting better as a fighter and I know that he’s going to be ready for this fight.”

“Alexander is fighting a big name and is also fighting in Las Vegas for the first time, so it’s only going to motivate him to train harder. When it comes down to the fight he knows that if he wins there will be a bigger prize at the end of this.”

“I like fighting in Las Vegas in front of an entire crowd. We are looking at having a lot of Brits turn up from the UK to Las Vegas. It’s going to be one hell of a show and I want the fans to know that. It’s going to be an exciting and explosive fight.”


Here at Vital Boxing we’re sure it’ll be a memorable night and we’re backing Amir to shine, I can’t wait can you?


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 6 2014

Time: 5:51PM

 

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