Former world champion Amir Khan, while entering the final lap of his career in the ring, isn’t about to let the pandemic stop him early from it.
Speaking recently with The Mirror, Khan stated that while he doesn’t have a trainer currently, he has been working out at home and is waiting or the things to clear up to explore fighting, again.
“I’m keeping my options open in terms of a coach and am doing a little bit of training at home,” Khan told Mirror Fighting. “At this stage of my career it’s about having a coach just to set a game plan. I can even train myself for a fight.
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“It’s good to have a coach there but how much of a job could he do now because I’ve been in the game for so long.
“Do I really need one of the top trainers? Maybe for motivation, someone like a Freddie Roach who I used to be with; he would see where I was and where I am now and compare.
“Going to America was probably the best move I made and I would love to go back there again because I love the quality of training, the sparring and living out there.”
Khan was last in action last summer when he stopped Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia and is prepared to wait until crowds are allowed back into arenas following the pandemic.
“An empty arena is not going to lift me up to fight, I will have to wait until they’re full again,” Khan said.
No surprise there from Khan, who is still looking for a championship level fight or one big payday and wouldn’t be one of the first names mentioned do these fan less shows that are gearing up to take place shortly in the United States and the rest of the world.
It should be noted as well, once this all broke out, Khan was one of the first names that offered to help by offering his building to coronavirus patients in the event hospitals became overcrowded. The names that Khan has wanted to get back into the ring with he’s mentioned are: Manny Paciquao and longtime rival Kell Brook. I don’t think those options are happening, but Khan is making it known that this isn’t last of him in the ring.