Fighter Amir Khan and trainer Virgil Hunter are on the same page ahead of May 7’s super fight against Canelo Alvarez.

The pair have been locked deep in training camp ahead of the WBC World Middleweight Title fight and are fine tuning their game plan for fight night.

Speaking on a pre-fight media call, both Khan and Hunter remained in confident mood.

Amir Khan

"Training camp has gone really well. It's been tough, working on new strategies and remaining more focused," revealed the 29 year old.

Moving up to fight at a catchweight 155 lbs could play into the former two time, World Champion’s hands,

“Normally we have to lose a lot of weight, it weakens me. But i'll be focusing on my game plan and my boxing skills,” explained Khan.

Respected trainer Virgil Hunter backs up Khan’s claims: "To be able to train and focus on boxing and not have the worry and grind of taking off weight has been a plus."

Both agreed one drop in concentration could see the end of the fight at any given second.

“If his focus is locked in, he becomes a very formidable opponent. If he’s distracted he makes it a little tougher. When he’s focused he can do some things you really can’t prepare for!” continued Hunter.

The speed of Khan is arguably the most intriguing element of the fight, mixed with the flame haired Mexican’s punching power.

"We know we can expect Canelo to come forward, I've got sparring partners who can prepare me with that kind of pressure," explained Khan.

Much has been made if Khan can fend off Canelo with his own shots, something that the challenger believes is coming with the added weight.

"I feel stronger, I'm sparring with some very tough guys in the gym. The weight is giving me stability and power."

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