News | Apr 19 2019

‘Amir Khan is scared to get touched on the chin’

How Terence Crawford has trained to cope with Amir Khan's speed
Crawford on Amir Khan
Boxing - Terence Crawford & Amir Khan Media Work-Out  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

TERENCE CRAWFORD’S trainer believes the undefeated WBO welterweight champion is ready for Amir Khan’s speed after utilising the resources of the US Air Force Academy.

Crawford, who defends his title against Khan at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday, is widely considered one of the two finest fighters in the world alongside Ukraine’s Vasyl Lomachenko.

With 25 knockouts from his 34 wins, the 31-year-old is a heavy favourite, yet if Khan reproduces the hand speed that so many have previously struggled with, there is the possibility of an upset.