Amir Khan insists he is relishing the biggest stage of them all to showcase his talent and prove the doubters wrong.
After receiving a hero’s welcome at the London leg of the pre-fight press tour, Khan was thrown into the lion’s den to a partisan strong Mexican crowd during the U.S. jaunt.
Khan, who was speaking with FightHype revealed: “It was a little different because I wasn’t really expecting the boo’s but it’s motivated me. I’ve got something to prove!”
“When I walked out on my own at the press conference in L.A, I met a lot of the Mexican fans after, they had a lot of love for me but they have to support their home fighter.”
Defending World Champion Canelo Alvarez starts as the strong bookies favourite, but the Brit is focused on causing an upset on the biggest of platforms.
“This is probably the biggest stage any fighter wants to be on. It’s a dream come true for me, there’s a lot of fighters out there who are World Champions but they won’t get an opportunity like this. I’m not going to let it go and prove I belong in this position. I’m not going to throw it away,” explained the 29 year old.
The challenger is no stranger to fighting in Las Vegas, having fought five times on the famous strip during his 34 fight career. Two of which were victories over Marcos Maidana and Zab Judah.
Speaking of the criticism which has followed Khan throughout his career, the former Super-Lightweight World Champion is aiming to use this high profiled fight to put the negativity to one side as he embarks on the next phase of his decade long pro career.
“This is my time now to prove people wrong. I’ve been in this position before against the likes of Maidana and Judah, I was still young. I’m one of the nicest guys in boxing but I’ve always had some criticism even in the Olympics.”
Fans won’t have long to wait, with the big fight night just over a month away.
“People think I might come across a little cocky, but I’m just confident,” concluded Khan.
Watch the full interview with Amir Khan below: