News | May 05 2016

Virgil Hunter: Amir Khan doesn’t have a killer instinct

The trainer of Amir Khan reveals that his charge does not have the spite of Miguel Cotto
Amir Khan
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VIRGIL HUNTER gave an insight into how Amir Khan can beat Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night, but admitted that his fighter does not possess the “killer instinct” of the Mexican’s previous opponent, Miguel Cotto.

Cotto went 12 competitive rounds with Alvarez at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay in November 2015 before losing a unanimous verdict. Along the way it was clear that the Puerto Rican did not have the power to keep Alvarez at bay, despite an impressive track record of finishing opponents early.

“Amir doesn’t have that type of killer instinct that Miguel Cotto has. If he had that type of killer instinct we could really know if his punch was in comparison with it,” Hunter said when asked if Khan punched as hard as Cotto.


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