Whilst Amir Khan is looking forward to getting back in the ring for the first time since his controversial defeat aganst Lamont Peterson last December, his opponent on July 14th his opponent is living the dream.
The 25 year-old Khan is looking to get back to winning ways when he faces the undefeated Danny Garcia for the WBC and WBA light-welterweight titles at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas but he knows he’s in for a very tough night.
"Every fighter is a threat and I never take any fighter lightly but Garcia is a threatening opponent," Khan told Sky Sports Ringside programme. "He has never tasted defeat before so he is going to be confident.
"I was really upset that Lamont Peterson failed his test because I really wanted to prove to everyone that I am the better fighter and go in there and knock him out."
Garcia, who won the WBC title by out-pointing Mexican legend Erik Morales last time out is also super confident of preserving his unbeaten 23-0-(14),record.
"It’s a dream come true, I have to beat a legend for the title," he said. "This is what I have been waiting for my entire life. He’s already been a champion before and he’s had his time, and eventually he has got to pass the torch.
"I am the type of fighter that could hit you with one punch and end the night. I am strong and ready to go."
July 6, 2012