AMIR KHAN hopes he has a secret weapon in his corner to beat Kell Brook in coach Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre’.
And Americans certainly know a thing or two about both Britons first Scrapbook of Manchester’s grudge.
McIntyre, who has fought 21 times as a professional, winning seven, coached undefeated WBO champion Terence Crawford to a win over both Britons.
But now he’s got star Bolton Khan under his wing, thanks in part to Khan’s wife, Faryal Makhdoom, who trained him in Omaha and Colorado in the US.
Having McIntyre in his corner would be a huge plus for Khan.
Back in November 2020 McIntyre guided Crawford to Brook’s beautiful fourth round KO at an empty MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
And Khan decided to drop everything after the defeat to Crawford in April 2019.
That ending was somewhat controversial in terms of fashion as Khan was cornered after six innings.
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He claimed he couldn’t continue after receiving a low hit in the fifth installment – but many mocked that claim with the Briton being hit a bit.
Now, McIntyre, who has published a book called ‘The Art Of The Jab’, is a guiding light for Khan as he aims to end his years of trash talk and beat Brook.
And the Nebraska man believes Khan can do EXACTLY what Crawford did and stop Brook.
I said Sports sky: “After witnessing what Crawford did to Kell, I believe Amir can do the same.
“Brook will do what he has to do to win. That’s what we call the storm.
“Once you get over the storm? It goes downhill after that.
“You have to be mentally prepared for that. At the edge, we said, ‘This is the storm we talked about in the gym’.”
McIntyre certainly put Khan through a grueling training camp. He let the 35-year-old run around the snow-covered mountains while he encouraged him from his car.
Khan played four-minute rounds, as opposed to the standard three, with McIntyre only allowing a 30-second break between rounds.
The American has revealed that it was Khan’s wife, Faryal, who had ‘contacted one of the trainers’ who eventually saw them bond.
I said Boxing insider: “Another guy was flirting with me on Instagram so we went over and chatted for a bit.
“He’s been coming to Omaha for about a week to have a nice chat and sort things out and try to train us a little bit. Everything went very well.
“A few weeks later, we went to Colorado Springs and he went there.”
And McIntyre felt he had the tools to show Khan how to defeat Brook. After all, he had defeated the former Sheffield beater.
He added: “I think if I can beat Kell Brook once, I can beat him a second time. It was a pretty easy decision.”
McIntyre tweaked Khan to improve his melee boxing, which he believes is the key to defeating Brook.
And after he led Crawford to an easy win over ‘Special K’, you won’t be able to go up against McIntyre 2-0 on Saturday night.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4708321/amir-khan-brian-mcintyre-boxing-kell-brook/ Meet Amir Khan’s Coach Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre