Amir Khan: Whatever Devon Alexander does, I’ll have answers for

Amir Khan is in bullish mood as he prepares for this weekend’s fight against Devon Alexander

Harry Reardon
By Harry Reardon

Amir Khan believes he has what it takes to beat Devon Alexander and earn a shot at Floyd Mayweather next year

Bolton-born Khan, who switched to the camp of legendary American trainer Virgil Hunter towards the end of 2012, faces Alexander after an impressive victory over Luis Collazo in May.

As long as I stick to the way I fight, I don’t think that anyone can beat me.

Amir Khan

And he is confident that he will have what is required when he tops the Las Vegas MGM Grand bill against the St Louis southpaw.

“Devon brings hand speed to the table, he brings movement, but we’re going to be ready for whatever he brings, and whatever he does, we’re going to have answers for,” said Khan.

“As long as I stick to the way I fight, I don’t think that anyone can beat me.”

The 28-year-old Khan shot to prominence at the 2004 Athens Olympics, winning a lightweight silver medal for Great Britain, and believes that he has improved as a fighter since then.

“I have the fastest hands in boxing and probably some of the best skills in the world, so if I can just be smart and stick to those skills, I don’t think I can have any problems with anyone,” he said.

“It’s all about when I lose that focus and don’t stick to the game plan, that’s when I make mistakes.”

Khan’s fight against Devon Alexander will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports 1 some time after 02:00 GMT on Sunday morning.

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