Friday, March 06, 2009

Khan in Great Shape

Amir Khan showed all the benefits of a lengthy training camp in California today as he wowed the press during a media work out in Bolton. Looking in the shape of his life, Khan vowed to set up a world title opportunity when he faces Marco Antonio Barrera at the weekend. The 22-year-old will meet the legendary Mexican at the M.E.N Arena in a fight that will effectively double as a WBO lightweight world title eliminator. Khan has spent the last six weeks in LA working with acclaimed trainer Freddie Roach. It follows an initial two-month spell on the west coast of America following his loss to Breidis Prescott. That training camp resulted in Khan beating Oisin Fagan at the ExCeL Arena in December, and he's hoping for another victory under Roach on March 14. The American will join Khan over the weekend. "I can't wait for the fight on Saturday," said Khan. "I've still got to prove a few people wrong and hopefully I can do that against Barrera. "He's a great fighter but I think his style is made for mine. "This is the right fight at the right time for me. "I've had a fantastic training camp in the States, and everything has gone brilliantly. "Freddie is such a knowledgeable trainer and so is everyone around him.
"We've worked out a good game plan for Barrera, and now it's a case of putting it into action." As he was ahead of the Fagan fight, Khan hasn't bulked up in the States, suggesting, unsurprisingly, that he will be relying on his speed against Barrrera."We've worked on my body shape and I'm happy with the way things have gone," said Khan. "I felt so good against Fagan, we've done the same kind of things in camp fitness wise this time around."


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