Headlining the MGM Grand Garden


Khan Ready and Ripped to Go

Amir Khan has said that he is rearing to go for his weekend bout against Devon Alexander at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.


The former unified super lightweight world champion from Bolton will take on former two-division world champion Alexander “The Great.”


This is Khan’s first fight since winning against Luis Collazo back in May. “Getting back in the ring is all I’ve been looking towards these last few months,” said Khan. “I want to show everybody that I’m a major force at 147 pounds and I’m ready to take on the best. This fight with Alexander has been on the table for a while, but it is finally happening and I plan on winning impressively to show that I am truly one of the best welterweights in the world.”


“It’ll be amazing,” he said. “It’s the biggest and most well-known arena in the world. Whoever fights there and tops the bill must be a big name and it must be a great event.


“It’s going to be an honour to be there fighting in front of the fans. The card overall is a massive card and it has some big names on there.


“Me and Devon are going to be topping that and it’s amazing. It’s a dream come true and I have always wanted to fight at the MGM and be top of the bill. It’s come very soon.


“I’m very excited by that and it’s driven me on and made me work harder because I always want to be topping the bill at these major places.”


Khan, who pulled out of a fight with Alexander a year ago, because he felt he could have landed a ‘dream’ match against Floyd Mayweather, said the American is still a ‘sharp prize.’


“It would have been amazing fighting then and there was something there to gain with the title. But overall, I think it is still a big fight for me.


“Devon is a good fighter, he’s up there as one of the A-class fighters in the welterweight division. You can’t really take anything away from him. He’s a two-time world champion and that says it all.


“There’s a lot for both of us to gain. We can both gain a super fight and enhance our reputations.


“One thing about me, I never say no to any opponent. Whoever they put in front of me I say yes to. The fight 12 months ago didn’t happen, but luckily it’s happening now. We’re giving the fans what they want.”


A victory against Alexander would put Khan in a position to become a two-division world champion in 2015.


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