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Khan: The Mistakes I've Been Making Are Disappearing

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN has revealed that he is finally winning the fight against his toughest opponent – himself.

The former four-time world champion will meet Mexican Julio Diaz, 33, at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on April 27.

And he believes domestic fans will see an improved fighter as Khan makes his first appearance on these shores for two years.

Khan, 26, will be having his second fight under new trainer Virgil Hunter and said: “At last, I am finally cutting out a lot of the mistakes I was making.”

He hopes to get right back in the world title mix after also winning his last fight with Carlos Molina in Los Angeles in December.

That followed defeats to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, which prompted the Bolton fighter to part with trainer Freddie Roach.

Now he has Hunter in his corner and reckons the no-nonsense American is the man to guide him right back to the top.

Khan has lost three of his 30 professional bouts and wants to once again become a world champion at light-welterweight before moving up to the 147lbs welterweight division.

His catchweight contest with welterweight Diaz, who has lost seven of his 48 fights, will be at 143lbs.

Khan is confident that he can claim another win, saying: “The mistakes I have been making are disappearing. I am working on them all the time.

“I want to improve as a boxer. Virgil is the kind of trainer who is always shouting at you and making sure I don’t make mistakes and they don’t become a habit.

“Every day he tells me what is right or wrong and what to do in my sessions.

“I don’t mind being shouted at – sometimes that is a good way of being taught because you need to be told what you are doing wrong.”

Hunter said: “I am pleased with his mental progress and physically he is very gifted.

“When he learns what to do with those gifts, it is going to be difficult for anybody to beat him.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 03-07-2013

[QUOTE=BabyFaceAssasin;13118023]At some point he's gonna get hit cleanly. Danny hit him with one clean shot Prescott hit him with one clean shot both KO'd him. Once you get to a certain level you can't avoid being hit cleanly it's gonna…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 03-07-2013

[QUOTE=Hitman932;13116307]LMAO @ stupid Khan fans. Just like Amir themselves they credit the Peterson fight as a win. Like it or not - Peterson won the fight and battered Khan around the ring. Khan and his legion of nutsack washing morons…

Comment by ADP02 on 03-06-2013

The Mistakes I've Been Making Are Disappearing except for my chinny chin chin. Maybe he has reinvented himself and knows how to avoid/take a punch. Perhaps in a similar fashion that Wladimir Klitschko did with Manny Steward. Might be more…

Comment by BabyFaceAssasin on 03-06-2013

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;13117578]How about teach him not to get hit so often..There's a start..[/QUOTE] At some point he's gonna get hit cleanly. Danny hit him with one clean shot Prescott hit him with one clean shot both KO'd him. Once you get…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 03-06-2013

Beat the ppl who beat you then talk until then shut up

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