By Edward Chaykovsky
In a recent interview with Daily Mail Online, former junior welterweight Amir Khan discussed his April 27th clash with Julio Diaz. The match takes place in Sheffield with a catch-weight of 143-pounds in place. Khan told the paper that his entire is at stake in this match, and suffering another defeat would put the nail in the coffin of his future aspirations. Khan is training in San Francisco with Virgil Hunter.
"I can't afford to lose again - I'd be destroyed,' he said. 'I needed someone like Virgil to tell me straight how it is. Things were wrong, but I never picked up on them," Khan told the paper.
"I blame myself because I could have done things differently. At the Wild Card, it was all about showing how brave you are. It's a famous gym and you're always on show. Being world champion, you didn't want to look stupid, or look like an ordinary fighter, or that some kid could come along and beat you up in sparring. At the Wild Card, I used to have wars with everyone."
"Normally, I'm a very humble man. But when people come over and say there's this party happening and people like yourself should be there, it's a big thing, it does change you. At the last camp for the [Danny] Garcia fight, I went to four parties. It's not me. But then you'd be seen mixing with A-list celebrities, like Jennifer Lopez, and they all say nice things. You think, "Wow, they know me". You see people on TV and you remember they'd spoken to you at a party. But I also know that it's a story of boxers down the years."
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