British superstar Amir Khan is planning to showcase some new skills and abilities on Saturday night, in what he admits is potentially the biggest fight of his career.
Khan will challenge Terence Crawford for the WBO welterweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
This is the biggest fight for Khan since taking a very risky bout with then middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, in May of 2016, at a catch-weight of 155-pounds.
In that bout, Khan was knocked out cold in the sixth round - after getting off to a very good start in the early rounds.
Last year he snapped a two year layoff, with wins over Phil Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas.
Khan has been knocked out three times in his four career defeats, but he's never been beaten at the welterweight limit of 147-pounds. At welterweight, he's defeated several former champions like Luis Collazo, Devon Alexander, and Chris Algieri.
In the bout with Vargas, which was Khan's last, he was knocked down and hurt in the late rounds. He still won a wide twelve round decision.
Crawford is a very wide favorite to win the fight this weekend.
Khan is hoping that Crawford and his handlers expect a reckless opponent when they step in the ring.
"I do hope Crawford and his team think I'm just old Amir Khan now. Maybe that's why they've given me this fight. If so, they are making a big mistake. I've put the lot into training for this. He didn't look that great in his last fight, either, but I'm a sharper puncher with more power," Khan told Daily Mail.
"I've learned now to box smart. Not get suckered in. Crawford is a southpaw but I've fought several of those in my 37 fights and never had a problem. He's also a switch hitter at times but I know how to deal with the orthodox."