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Khan: I'm Going To Shock The World, People Will Say 'Amir is Back!'

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN insists he can become a great golden oldie like Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

The Bolton fighter returns to the ring this weekend for the first time in two years when he takes on Canadian Phil Lo Greco at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

The former light-welterweight world champion has not fought since he was knocked out by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in May 2016.

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But even at 31, the 2004 Olympic silver medallist has not given up hope of ruling the welterweight division as he looks to Mayweather and Pacquiao for his inspiration.

The pair had some of their biggest ever nights in their 30s and Khan reckons he is now better than ever.

“Look at Manny Pacquiao who is 38 and started having his big fights at 31,” said Khan, who has lost four of his 35 fights.

“Look at Mayweather, he is 40 years old, I’m still a baby. I’m still young compared to those guys and what they’ve achieved and the same weight as me.

“People will say I have two years out and I know people say sparring is sparring but I’ve felt better in sparring than I’ve ever felt before. I felt stronger, quicker, fitter.

“I’m taking the sport more seriously than ever because I know I can’t afford to make a mistake anymore. I am going to come back to just get a win, I’m coming back to shine. I’m going to make sure I shock the world and people say ‘Amir is back’.

“It is not just any Amir that is back, it’s a very, very good Amir that is back. Otherwise there is no point in me coming back.

“The pressure is on me now because the fighter that is coming back, I have to make sure that it is the best that people have seen. Otherwise people will say, ‘why has he come back?’.”

Khan has had to deal with family fall-outs, an on-off relationship with his wife and two hand operations, as well as a spell in the jungle in “I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here’.

In another setback coach Virgil Hunter fell ill during his training camp for Saturday’s fight.

Experienced American trainer Joe Goossen has been drafted in to take charge of the corner in Liverpool as Khan eyes a world title and a fight with British rival Kell Brook.

“A world title for me will mean something,” he said. “If I win another world title I can say, ‘thank you very much, I’ve had a great time, a great career’.”

“I’m not coming back because I need to, I’m coming back because I love the sport and I know I’ve got a bit left in me.

“I know I’ve got the energy to be a world champion again.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 04-18-2018

I used to love the threads titled 'Amir Screams Again' when he was on the BS show, anyway at his best Amir is very good, I just love watching him get KTFO though haha.

Comment by Disturbed on 04-18-2018

[QUOTE=Switch Hitter93;18681401]The khanqueror is back motherfuker. Haha the world will be shocked that he beats a third tier contender. I've heard it all now. Has Khan been sparring he must have a taken a few knocks to the head in…

Comment by Baltimore on 04-18-2018

Welp Khan is about to actually get in the ring again so everyone here should be prepared for his deluded statements that get turned into a new thread a few times a week on here. Wonder if he will try…

Comment by Teetotaler on 04-18-2018

Khan is an absolute ****ing moron

Comment by Smash on 04-18-2018

hes not the brightest light on the xmas tree and possibly a bit delusional too and way over the hill, lot like haye come to think of it

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