Tranquillity in the gym appears to be the key to Amir Khan’s comeback. The former 140-pound titleholder says the quiet atmosphere of new trainer Virgil Hunter’s gym has him focused to succeed against next foe, Julio Diaz, who he faces in Sheffield, England on Saturday.
Former 140-pound titleholder Amir Khan could get a stiff test from former 135-pound titleholder Julio Diaz on April 27 in Khan’s native England.
IBF beltholder Lamont Peterson on Kendall Holt: “At the end of the day…I don’t think that he will be able to bite down like I’m going to be able to.”
Andre Ward on his shoulder injury: “I’ve still got many great years left in this sport. I’m just ready to get on the other side of this procedure and to get back to work.”
Junior middleweight Alfredo Angulo, who meets Raul Casarez on Saturday night, plans to donate his long hair to the charity Locks of Love, which assists children who suffer hair loss as a result of chemotherapy to treat cancer.
Middleweight standout Fernando Guerrero is eager to test his mettle against the best 160 pounders in the world. However, Guerrero, who is now trained by Virgil Hunter, must first defeat former title challenger J.C. Candelo on Saturday.
“I’m very hungry for this fight, and that’s what’s going to carry me to victory,” said once-beaten Anselmo Moreno, who will make his 122-pound debut on Nov. 10 against undefeated WBC tltleholder Abner Mares.