Former IBF and WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan has assured his fans of victory for his mega-bout against Danny Garcia on July 14 at the Mandalay Bay & Resort in Las Vegas.
Khan will be taking on Garcia for the WBC light welterweight title and the vacant WBA light welterweight title. The bout is a title unification one for both the pugilists, whoever wins will bring together the titles.
In an interview to boxingscene.com, Khan spoke about Danny Garcia and his trainer and father Angel Garcia. According to Khan, both of them are trash-talking and when Garcia comes in the ring, only then will be decided as to who the better man is.
“I’m not one of these guys who like to get into arguments,” said Khan.
He added, “In the end, it’s only going to be me and him in the ring. I know exactly what I need to do in there.”
“I’m not going to retaliate to Danny’s father or to Danny himself. I’ve been in this situation so many times. I’m a professional fighter and going to let my fists do the talking. If it helps talking trash outside the ring, so be it. At the end of the day, Danny’s fighter can’t fight for him in the ring,” said the Pakistani-British boxer.
Since the day Garcia was signed up for Khan, the former has been making statements to break Khan’s confidence. Even Danny’s father Angel Garcia has left no stone unturned to ensure Khan breaks his cool, but the Bolton proud has maintained his composure. As calm as ever, Khan is replying to their statements with sweet threats.
Khan was previously scheduled to face Lamont Peterson for the IBF and WBA light welterweight titles on May 19 at the same venue. However, the match was cancelled after news of Peterson failing a random drug test surfaced. Disappointed Khan then went onto to fight Danny Garcia, and did not leave his training camp. In other words, Khan is physically prepared go through whatever Garcia has to offer.
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