By Steve Kim
As Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) returns to the ring on April 21st versus Phil Lo Greco at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, he will be doing so with a new trainer in his corner.
Veteran cornerman, Joe Goossen, advised BoxingScene.com over the weekend that he would be working with Khan moving forward.
"I got a call last week from Amir Khan and he requested to have me come up there to see how we jell and we jelled just perfectly," said Goossen during an interview with BoxingScene on Sunday. "I spent a week up in San Francisco training him and I just got back yesterday from San Francisco and I leave tomorrow for England."
With Virgil Hunter battling some health issues, Khan was in the market for a new trainer.
Goossen is best known for having developed the likes of Michael Nunn, Gabe and Rafael Ruelas, Diego Corrales and Joel Casamayor.
Now he packs his bag to work with Khan, who hasn't fought since getting halted by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in the sixth round of a clash which took place at a catch-weight of 155-pounds in May of 2016.
"We'll do a month there, we knocked out a great week on the floor and we'll start sparring and obviously do more work up until the fight on the 21st in the United Kingdom," said Goossen.
For the first time in several years, Khan is actually fighting under a promotional agreement. Earlier this year, Khan shocked a lot of people when he signed a three fight deal with his longtime rival, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom. There is a possibility that Khan will collide with Kell Brook, also promoted by Hearn, in the fall.
The contest with Lo Greco will be Khan's first bout on UK soil since 2013, when he won a twelve round decision over Julio Diaz.
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.