Khan Feels He’s At His Peak At 31
At 31 years old and one fight back from a two-year layoff, Amir Khan feels he is at his “peak” walking into his September 8th fight against Samuel Vargas.
Khan fights for the first time at 147 pounds since 2016 against Vargas, and has only fought once in that span, when he stopped Phil Lo Greco in the early moments of their April showdown.
“I still feel strong, I was running against the young 23-year-olds (in training camp), then sparring against 25-year-olds who are at the peak of their career – and I was out boxing them,” said Khan.
“I was doing so well, so I was thinking to myself ‘age is just a number for me’. I work harder than most young fighters.
“My work rate was a lot harder than theirs, and this was against young up-and-coming fighters who I believe will become world champions. I really feel young, explosive and strong.”
“This next fight is very important to me, beating Vargas, not just beating him but also looking really good against him will only take me onto the big world title fights,” Khan said.
“I’ll be challenging for a world title in my opinion by the end of the year, or early next year.”
He added: “It’s how you look after your body. In training camp, I worked hard, I never cheat myself. At 31, I’m at the peak of my career.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports