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Mo Farah in boxing training, fancies fight with one-armed Amir Khan

Phil Jay 09/08/2013

Great British distance athlete Mo Farah has cheekily suggested that he would be willing to share a boxing ring with pugilist Amir Khan, but only if the former world champion from Bolton was unable to use both arms.

The 30 year-old, who is preparing for the imminent World Athletic Championships this weekend in Moscow, Russia has incorporated boxing into his gruelling training regime in recent times and is known to be a keen fan of the sport.

“It (the boxing training) is going well,” Farah told Athletics Weekly on the eve of his next major meet. “I’m hoping to get a fight with Amir Khan somewhere … and in the ring!” Although Farah then added: “He can only box with his left arm though!”

Farah, who is also famed for his ‘Mobot’ celebration, is gearing up to once again tackle the 5,000 and 10,000 metres as he did successfully in London at last years Olympics and goes into Moscow as a strong favourite to complete yet another double-gold feat.

One-time unified light-welterweight king Khan on the other hand – is hoping to land another world title shot in December as the 26 year-old chases a clash with current IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander in Dubai or America on December 7.