“I’m not going there as an opponent; I’m the best fighter he’s been in the ring with. Other fighters like Jeff Horn took him nine rounds and I’m a better fighter than all the fighters he’s faced; I’d beat all the fighters he’s faced. He’s moving up in levels and so am I, he’s a big test for me and someone at my own weight division where I’m more comfortable.”
“This will be like a chess match,” Khan said. “I will not go in and get hurt, I will try to win, otherwise I would not have taken it. I had an easier fight there for me with the Kell Brook fight. But I feel this fight will put me where I need to be.”
Elsewhere, Frank Warren, Tyson Fury’s promoter, scuttled news that Eddie Hearn had offered Fury a 60-40 split of the purse to face Anthony Joshua for three of the world heavyweight titles on April 13 at Wembley Stadium.
“It’s nonsense,” Warren told The Daily Telegraph. “Hearn did make an offer to Fury, but it was derisory. It would have to be 50/50 anyway,” said the promoter, who added that talks are continuing for Fury to fight the American Deontay Wilder in a rematch this year, after their controversial draw in December in Los Angeles.