News | Mar 28 2018

Amir Khan reveals new trainer

With Virgil Hunter's health issue Amir Khan will be trained by a new top coach writes Elliot Worsell
Amir Khan
Amir Khan Press Conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Boyers

KEEN to reinvent himself and give it one last go, Amir Khan has a fight date, April 21, an opponent, Phil Lo Greco, and now a new trainer. The former WBA and IBF super-lightweight champion will be cornered by Joe Goossen in Liverpool, it was revealed this week.

Khan, 31-4 (19), has had a number of trainers since turning professional in 2005. He started with Oliver Harrison in Bolton, then moved on to Miami-based Cuban Jorge Rubio, before relocating to Los Angeles to work with Freddie Roach at the Wild Card gym.

Upon splitting with Roach, Khan was based in Hayward, California, training alongside Virgil Hunter. Hunter, however, was hospitalised earlier this month and Khan, as a result, has had to look elsewhere ahead of his first fight in two years.