Amir Khan appeared lean and fit ahead of his welterweight clash with Danny Garcia (4/1 to win the bout), as both boxers made the 140 pound weight limit. Khan, who weighed in at 139 lbs, has suggested that the title unification bout could be his last at light welterweight before making the step up to the 147 pound classification. The Bolton fighter also hinted he may line up a fight against Floyd Mayweather.
The WBA champion (16/1 to win in Round 1) said “I believe I can be the first to beat Floyd. It may be better to test myself at 147 lb before that and a re-match with Paulie Malignaggi, whom I’ve already beaten at 140 lb, could be the answer to that now he’s gone up to welter and won a world title at that weight.”
Khan credited trainer Ruben Tabares with his current conditioning, insisting his strict diet will pave the way to victory when he faces Garcia (8/1 to win by KO, TKO, TD or DQ) on Saturday evening.
Khan (8/11 to win by KO, TKO, TD or DQ) added “What Ruben has educated me is to look after my body and it has completely changed the way I feel about food. If I had a burger now, I’d probably poison my body. Early in this training camp, I had a pizza slice late one night, when I felt a bit peckish, and it gave me stomach cramps. My diet is now so clean, I feel stronger, can train harder and I’m also making weight so much more easily (Evens Fight to finish 9th Round or before). Ruben is tough on me. You have to sleep on time, train hard, eat right, and we never take it easy. I need to be pushed, and this is the hardest I have ever been pushed.”