Fight week is drawing closer and closer and I’m beginning to get into that fight zone frame of mind. It’s going to be a 16 week camp by the time I enter the ring and I’m feeling really good. I’m relaxed and know what I need to do to bring those belts back to Britain!
There are going to be two world titles on the line, the WBC belt and the WBA one. I was really pleased when I heard that both belts were going to be up for grabs and I would like to thank the WBA for reviewing everything and putting the belt up for grabs. I want to win back the world titles in the ring, the way it should be done.
Danny Garcia is a young fighter and is hungry for this so I’m not overlooking or underestimating him. There’s been a lot that has come out from his camp over the past few days but I’m not letting it affect me and I’m just getting on with my job. My business is in the boxing ring, that’s where I will be doing my talking. Everything that has been said I’m just using it as motivation and it’s made me even more determined to make sure it’s my hand that is raised at the end of the night.
I’m keeping busy with training and this is the last week real week of intense training before we start to cool it down. I sparred on Monday and have one last sparring session coming up later this week. Freddie is really pleased the way sparring has gone and even I’m a bit surprised by the power in my shots because I know I have the ability to hurt Garcia.
Away from training it’s also been quite busy. I was invited to the new Spiderman movie, 'The Amazing Spider-Man', at Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles. It was a really good movie and I enjoyed taking a bit of time out to catch a film because it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to do that! It’s important to take a bit of time to relax away from training, so any time off I’ve been taking advantage of it.
I was also invited to the LA Dodgers-New York Mets game last Sunday and was asked to throw the first pitch. It was a real honour to do that because I know how much of a privilege it is to be asked. I wasn’t really a big baseball fan beforehand but I’m definitely going to try and catch some more games when I can, it was a great experience. You can see me throwing the first pitch in the video section of my website.
I’ve bumped into a few famous faces from back home over the last few days. I met Wayne Rooney and Ashley Cole as they’re on holiday here in LA. We talked a bit about the Euros and they were obviously disappointed but I’m sure our time will come soon and we’ll learn from it. I’m hoping to bring some smiles back to British faces when I’m crowned world champion of the 140lb division again!
I’ve got a few media commitments this week and have just done my workout for all the press at the Wildcard. You can check out some of the pictures from this below.
My brother Haroon flew out to LA this week and the rest of my team will start arriving over the coming week. We head out to Las Vegas this weekend. I’m completely focused on the job at hand and taking care of Danny Garcia. Freddie and I have spent the last few weeks looking at certain habits of Garcia and I know what areas to exploit. For this camp, because it’s been so long, I’ve worked on things that I’ve wanted to work on for a while and on July 14th I’ll show exactly what I mean.
All the best
Tickets for Khan-Garcia on July 14th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas can be bought from www.sportscorporation.com or by calling 0845 163 0845. US fight fans please visit www.ticketmaster.com .
The fight will also be screened live on Sky Sports 1 in the UK and on HBO Sports in the US.
Pictures from Dodgers Game (Credit - Juan Ocampo):
From my media workout (Credit - Emilio Sanchez/Khan Promotions):