Virgil Hunter tells Sky Sports next opponent for Amir Khan will not be Adrien Broner

Last Updated: 07/03/14 4:34pm

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Amir Khan: Will not be fighting Adrien Broner any time soon

Amir Khan: Will not be fighting Adrien Broner any time soon

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Amir Khan's trainer Virgil Hunter has confirmed that the Bolton man's next fight will not be against Adrien 'The Problem' Broner.

Khan was linked with a fight against Broner after seeing a fight against Floyd Mayweather fall through.

"People talk a lot in this business but I can assure you it won't be Adrien Broner."
Virgil Hunter

Mayweather has opted to fight Marcos Maidana - the only man who has beaten Broner in 28 fights - leading to speculation that the Cincinnati man could be on Khan's radar.

But Hunter says his charge has something else lined up, insisting UK fight fans will be pleased with what the 27-year-old has in store.

"I can say that it will not be Adrien Broner," Hunter told Sky Sports. "People talk a lot in this business but I can assure you it won't be Adrien Broner.

"I'm not at liberty to (say more). This is a business and out of courtesy to my whole team, I don't think it would be right.

"But I think you'll be happy in the next few days when you get clarity on the whole situation. I'm not at liberty to speak about it but I think in the next few days it will become apparent why it is a blessing in disguise.

"I'll be in England next week to continue his training. He will be fighting within a period of 8-10 weeks so we're happy about that.


Hunter expressed his disappointment that a fight against Mayweather never materialised but is certain that the fight will take place in the future.

"It was a disappointment of course because you'd like to have people stay true to their word and unfortunately in this particular incident they weren't true to their word," Hunter said.

"But because Amir has handled it quite well I think it will turn out to be a blessing in disguise so we move forward.

"But it's definitely going to happen. I am very confident through the circle of people that I speak to. The people who are speaking on that matter are very true to their word so yes that fight will happen."

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