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Amir Khan on Working With Conte, WBC Ranking, More

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN is working with supplement provider Victor Conte ahead of next Saturday’s clash with Julio Diaz in Sheffield.

Conte, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute steroids in 2005, was at the centre of the BALCO doping scandal in which Dwain Chambers and Olympic sprint champion Marion Jones were implicated.

American Conte, 62, served a four-month prison sentence for his actions and is now an anti-drug campaigner who works with both the world and US anti-doping agencies in a bid to clean up sport.

Khan has also hit out at drugs cheats after Lamont Peterson tested positive for a banned substance following his points win over the Briton in a world title fight in December 2011.

And former world light-welterweight champ Khan, 26, says he has not been using Conte’s supplements ahead of facing Mexican Diaz.

He said: “Victor has his own little team of coaches. We have been working with his strength and conditioning coaches.

“He has his own supplement company but I haven’t used that because I am sponsored by another company.

“He has been giving me advice on training methods and helping out with trainers. He has a track coach who I’m also working with.”

Conte confirmed that Khan is undergoing random blood and urine testing with USADA ahead of Saturday’s fight.

He said: “Amir has been ­training on the track with ­ sprint guru Remi Korchemny.

“Remi and I have worked ­together for more than 15 years and we have both been impressed, not only with Amir’s speed on the track but also his level of determination.

The track training sessions with Remi are known to be extremely difficult – but Amir seems to always be at the front of the group.”

Khan whose brother Haroon, 21, makes his professional debut at ­super-flyweight on the same bill, admits his 12-round non-title catch-weight fight with Diaz could be his last in the UK.

The plan is to meet either ­Peterson or ­Danny Garcia – who knocked Khan out in four rounds last year – before chasing a mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The Bolton-born boxer said: “It will most probably be my last fight in the UK and I want the fans to enjoy it – I will put in a big performance.

“Beating Diaz will hopefully put me in a good position and then I will get a title shot at the end of the year. I will fight twice this year because Ramadan is in the middle of the year.

“I’m No.2 with the WBC in their rankings without even fighting at welterweight. Maybe it is because the WBC regard me as one of the ­people who could fight Mayweather.

“For me, to be ranked No.2 with the WBC is getting me closer to a super-fight. But I have to take care of the light-welterweight division first – I want to clean it up and get revenge on either Garcia or Peterson later this year.”

Khan v Diaz, Saturday, BoxNation (Sky Channel 437, Virgin 546)

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Juof on 04-22-2013

ariza's shakes wore off on biscuit chin so he seeks out conte for something stronger

Comment by LRVM1982 on 04-22-2013

Ranking Khan at the #2 shows you just how much money Golden Boy is inyecting into the WBC, Sulaiman is just as bad as the promoters (Sell out).

Comment by lest26 on 04-22-2013

Ranked no2 in the wbc rankings, do the wbc give out belts for getting KO'd now, coz thats whats happening be it a rematch with Peterson who looks stronger than ever or Garcia then if he steps up to ww…

Comment by Realizniguhnit on 04-22-2013

Khan looked his best training under Ariza when was able to take punches from Maidana for 12 rounds. These other strength conditioning coaches seem to be making him top heavy again like he was when Prescott and Garcia KO'ed him.…

Comment by Boxopera on 04-22-2013

I think Amir's ranking has to do with his popularity and drawing crowds. It also has to do with him beating Lamont Peterson on testosterone. Pretty sure he wins his next fight. I would bet on Amir vs Danny Garcia.…

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