Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Amir Khan returns to Los Angeles

Amir Khan has headed back to LA as he fine-tunes his preparations for his July 18 showdown with Andreas Kotelnik. Khan will challenge the WBA light-welterweight title holder at the MEN Arena next month. The fight was switched to Manchester - and put back by three weeks - after Kotelnik picked up an injury in training. Challenger Khan had spent a lengthy training camp in LA prior to the fight. And he returned to Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym in California over the weekend. Khan will begin sparring again this week, and says the delay won't affect his preparations too much. "These things happen in boxing and I'm still going to be in great shape," said Khan. "Moving to 140 pounds as helped as well, and I just need to do some more sparring to make sure that I'm spot on for July 18." Khan will spend a fortnight in the States before ticking over with Roach in the UK ahead of his first world title challenge.

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