Khan Backs Megson

26 March 2009 05:09
Amir Khan has taken time off from promoting his new DVD to back Bolton manager Gary Megson.[LNB]The club may lie in 12th place in the Barclays Premier League but they are only five points above the relegation zone with eight games remaining.[LNB]Some fans have not yet warmed to Megson but lifelong fan Khan believes he is the man to take Wanderers forward.[LNB]"Gary Megson is doing a good job and he knows exactly what to do, "said the Commonwealth lightweight champion.[LNB]"Bolton are not doing that well at the moment but they will come back and stay up this season.[LNB]"In any sport you have ups and downs. If they can get a couple of wins in the next few games they will be back up there."[LNB]Khan heads off on holiday today content in the knowledge his career is on an upward curve again.[LNB]He is still basking in the glow of his marvellous fifth-round victory against the highly respected Marco Antonio Barrera in Manchester two weeks ago.[LNB]Khan's classy display emphasised the progress he has made under trainer Freddie Roach since his defeat by Breidis Prescott.[LNB]He now intends to build on that stunning success and round off 2009 with a shot at the world title.[LNB]"They call Freddie 'the doctor' as he knows everything. I just followed his instructions, " he said at the launch of his DVD 'Khan the Champion'.[LNB]"Training in America is the best move I have made and maybe the defeat by Prescott was a blessing in disguise.[LNB]"So much has changed since I starting going to Freddie's gym. I am totally focused and get away from all the distractions in England.[LNB]"I have improved under Freddie. He tells me to keep my hands up tight and hit and move. I have learned to pace myself, be patient and use my jab.[LNB]"I have matured as a fighter and become a man. I use my head now and not my heart and am thinking about every shot."[LNB]Khan, however, is unlikely to spar with Ricky Hatton's next opponent Manny Pacquiao because of a cut above his eye.[LNB]He had four stitches in the wound removed yesterday, a legacy of his victory over Barrera.[LNB]Khan still intends to join his stablemate Pacquiao in Las Vegas next month, however, as he prepares to meet Hatton on May 2 - but only for training.[LNB]"I have suffered a cut so I do not think I will be doing it (sparring), " he said. "I need to let the cut heal first."[LNB]

Source: Eurosport