Amir Khan says he is over the disappointment of the Lamont Peterson ifight falling through and is fully focused on facing insists Danny Garcia for the WBC light welterweight champion Garcia on July 14.
"It was quite hard for me to get over the whole Lamont Peterson issue because I had a tough training camp, from LA to the Philippines and back again," Khan told Sky Sports News HD.
"There was so much travelling and focus for ten weeks, dieting and eating the right food and then a week before the fight it was called off.
"So it was very hard for me to get over, but I’ve been very lucky to get this other fight against Danny Garcia.
"Danny Garcia is a WBC champion so it gives me an opportunity to fight for that title, plus he’s an unbeaten fighter and recognised as a great champion, so it’s going to be great for me to get back in the ring and let all that aggression out on July 14.
Khan Added: "It’s going to be a big fight for me whatever, Danny Garcia has never tasted defeat before so he’s going to be very confident, but I’m going to be ready for this fight, I’ve had an extra little bit of training from the last camp so I’m going to take that in with me."
At a media workout in his home town of Bolton today Khan also revealed he will be fighting at 140lbs for the last time and there may be a clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr at 147lbs
"There’s a lot of talk about a fight with Floyd Mayweather, but I’m taking each fight at a time," Khan continued."Garcia’s a great champion and I want to take care of him. He’s another unbeaten fighter who I’m fighting, now hopefully I’m going to take care of him and then move up to 147.
"Then maybe I’ll have one more fight at 147 before I go on to the big, big names like Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, but like I said it’s a step at a time, I’m not looking too far ahead.
May 30, 2012