Amir Khan has warned rival Devon Alexander that their upcoming bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas favours him because he is on another level as a boxer.
The British fighter will look to edge ever closer to a dream date against unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr by defeating the former WBC and IBF light-welterweight champion, who is also an ex-IBF welterweight champion.
Khan acknowledges that Alexander has plenty of experience and is a “great fighter”, but the man from Bolton is confident that he has all the attributes required to come out on top in their bout on December 13.
He told Sky Sports’ Ringside: “It’s going to be like a game of chess – hit and move. It’s whoever comes out stronger.
“I have the better punch power and the better knock-out percentage. I have a little bit more experience, I believe, in this fight.
“So it’s going to be tough but it’s a fight that favours me more because if it becomes a boxing match I can out-box Devon. He’s a good boxer but he’s not on the same level as me.”
It will be Khan’s second official welterweight fight since stepping up from the light welterweight division and, having defeated Luis Collazo courtesy of a dominant unanimous points win, he feels happy fighting at the higher weight.
He added: “I feel strong at this 147 weight plus I have Virgil Hunter in my corner telling me what game-plan to stick to and what technique to use in the fight. I’ve got a great team around me as well so I’ve not missed anything out.”