Khan Taps Gossen As Trainer For Return

Following his trainer, Virgil Hunter, befell with an undisclosed illness, Amir Khan has called upon Joe Gossen to help him prepare for his return to the ring.

Per a report from ESPN, Khan had set up camp at Hunter’s Oakland, California gym, but per Hunter’s spokesperson, Julie Goldsticker, Hunter experienced a health issue with less than a month away from Khan facing Phil Lo Greco on April 21st in Liverpool.

“Virgil Hunter experienced a health scare this week and was hospitalized,” she said in the statement. “We are happy to report that he is recovering and getting stronger every day. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers and request that his privacy be respected while he recovers. There will not be any further statements made at this time as we allow him to heal.”

With Hunter on the shelf, Khan looked towards southern California based Goossen, who was the trainer of the late Diego Corralles, for his 2005 unification fight with Jose Luis Castillo.

“Virgil wasn’t too well, so I needed someone else in with the same experience and who could help me,” Khan told ESPN on Monday.

“Me and Joe spent a week together in a boxing gym in (San Francisco). I felt good working with him and glad he came at such notice. He’s helping me on a few areas and I like the work he’s doing with me. We’re breaking down the fight with me and Lo Greco and setting up a game plan to go in the fight with.”

Original Story: ESPN

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