The former world light welterweight champion, who is moving up two weight divisions to challenge for Alvarez’s world middleweight title at a catchweight of 155 pounds, says training camp is well ahead of schedule less than 60 days before the fight, sports website www.gmanetwork.com reported.
“Camp is going great and I’m feeling really good. I’ve exceeded a lot of the targets that I set myself at this stage and am well on course. Virgil Hunter (coach) is happy with how things are going, and come May 7, I’m going to be in the best condition, physically and mentally, that I can be,” Khan said.
“We’re working on the perfect game plan for this fight and that is what is going to win it for me. I don’t put too much emphasis on one individual thing, whether that’s speed or power, it’s about having all the boxes ticked going into the fight. I know what Canelo does well, and his key attributes, so we’ll be looking to nullify those. I’m going to keep pushing myself hard in training and will be ready to give everything come fight night.” Khan used to train under the tutelage of Freddie Roach and had even served as Manny Pacquiao’s sparring partner when he was still under the Hall of Fame trainer’s watchful eyes.
Now with another notable trainer in Virgil Hunter, Khan’s current boxing coach cites how serious his fighter is at training camp.
“I’m pleased with how our training camp is going,” said Hunter.
“Amir is very focused, and he is aware of the challenge that lies before him. We have seen a lot of Canelo and know what to expect so we’ll have the right game plan to overcome him.”