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Apr
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Amir Khan explains Joe Goossen / Virgil Hunter training situation

World Boxing News 03/04/2019
Amir Khan

📸 Mikey Williams

Amir Khan has moved outline his switch back to Virgil Hunter after fighting in the UK under Joe Goossen.

The former super-lightweight king is preparing for another big United States fight and re-enlisted the help of Virgil Hunter.

Battling Terence Crawford on April 20, Khan left Goossen behind and decided to clear up the matter in camp.

“Training is going really well. I am here in San Francisco and really liked getting back with Virgil (Hunter, head trainer),” said Khan.

“I really believe he knows me better than anyone else – than any other trainer. In fact, I was with (Joe Goossen) because Virgil was a little sick, and I had to make a quick change.

“Now I am back with Virgil. I have had my best performances in boxing with Virgil, great wins. I couldn’t wait to join him again.

“Since we began camp, everything has been going really well. We are sparring hard, training hard. We are going to be in great condition because we know that Terence is a great fighter.

“I respect the way he fights, and I respect that he’s done it again and again and he’s one of the best pound-for-pound fighters.

“Also, my conditioning coach Tony Brady is here. The camp I have had is great and I’m happy with it.,” he added.

Khan is an underdog to defeat Terence Crawford at the welterweight limit. The Bolton man challenges for a world crown for the first time at 147 pounds in New York City.

Madison Square Garden is expected to be packed for the encounter, which sees two of the best at the limit trade blows for a top ten pound-for-pound spot.

INFO

Top Rank on ESPN pay-per-view broadcast, Crawford vs. Khan, April 20 at Madison Square Garden.

The stacked undercard features lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez in a 12-round test against Edis Tatli, 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson versus former world title challenger Christopher Diaz in a 10-round featherweight tilt, and a crossroads 10-round lightweight battle between Felix Verdejo and Bryan Vasquez.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Matchroom Boxing and Khan Promotions, tickets priced at $606, $406, $306, $206, $106, $81, and $56 (including facility fees) are on sale now and can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online atwww.ticketmaster.com or www.MSG.com.

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