Amir Khan Talks Defence, Ricky Hatton and Boxing Trainer, Virgil Hunter
Amir Khan Talks Defence, Ricky Hatton and Boxing Trainer, Virgil Hunter
By SecondsOut special to Doghouse Boxing (Oct 4, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
Amir Khan
By on Doghouse Boxing. Former WBA and IBF light welterweight champ Amir Khan believes teaming up with new trainer Virgil Hunter will improve his defence. The British boxer has suffered back to back defeats to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia but Khan, who parted company with Freddie Roach last month, insists he will have a tighter defence when he faces Carlos Molina on December 15.

Speaking to Sky Sport HD Khan said: "That’s what is going to happen. I’m going to work on a new defence, new tactics for the next fight and hopefully not make any mistakes.

"Because at times I get too brave for my own good. I was winning the fight against Danny Garcia quite easily and then I started getting into a fight with him which is not my style really."

Khan added; "I’ve got a great offence, but I’ve never had a trainer to work on my defence. I’ve always had a poor defence and I think Virgil Hunter can bring the best out of me, hopefully work on the mistakes I make."

Regarding his training partnership with the respected Roach Khan told Sky Sports: "The focus wasn’t there as much and we kept on doing the same things in the gym, and that is probably why a lot of fighters that I fought knew exactly what I was going to do. I’ve learned most of the things I have to from Freddie Roach, he is a great trainer and we are always going to be friends."

There has also been plenty of talk about Khan facing the come backing Ricky Hatton and Khan confirmed there is a possibility the two could share the ring sooner rather than later.

"Definitely it’s a realistic fight, a fight the public want to see, a fight probably Ricky wants also," Khan said.

"We are good friends, we have been good friends for such a long time. We are in the same weight division, so you never know it could happen in the future." to Doghouse Boxing.

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