Hunter Expects Khan To Return in November or December

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    untitled27 year-old Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) looked great in his last fight against Luiz Collazo (35-6, 18 KOs) but that was back in May and before that he hadn’t fought in over a year, when he did well to survive to a points win against Julio Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KOs) in what was his only performance of 2013. 
     
    These long periods of inactivity could serve as an explanation for some of his inconsistency inside the square circle but Virgil Hunter disagrees and isn’t concerned.
     
    “When these kids have been fighting since they were 9 and 10 years old, a year lay-off doesn’t hurt them, it just depends on what kind of fighter they are. It just depends on what they do during their lay-off time, now if he’s running around clubs drinking and partying and everything, yeah it’s gonna really be a factor but if he does. What he did (last time) was commit to coming to camp, and working on his flaws, working on his fundamentals, understanding boxing from an IQ point of view, he’s gonna benefit from it.”
     
    Hunter has promised The British fighter will fight again this year, either in November or early December.  The two will reunite the first week of September. However, with both Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (56-5, 38 KOs) having separate fights scheduled, it’s not clear who Khans next opponent will be. I don’t expect it to be against a big risk fighter because if Amir were to lose again he would no longer be in the running for a massive payday against either guy.