Former world champion Anthony Crolla has cast doubt on whether Amir Khan’s decision to hire new trainer Brian ‘Bomac’ McIntyre was the right one.
Bomac cornered Terence Crawford to wins over both tonight’s headliners, so Khan linked up with him to get the secret behind beating Kell Brook.
But speaking to SunSport, Crolla reacted: “It looks like a great move for Khan to go and train with Crawford and Brian McIntyre but I think it is a massive risk.
“Yes, he deserves credit for getting out of his comfort zone, going to train alongside a former opponent and pound-for-pound star. But you can only gel with a fighter and trainer so much.
“If Khan suffers a crisis and has to come back to his corner for advice or guidance or saving, the relationship is not there to know how to handle it.
“In a fight this huge you need someone in your corner who knows you inside out, who knows exactly what to say in the heat of battle, when it is all coming on top. That is exactly what Kell has with Dominic Ingle.
“There are two ways to look at; it’s great that Khan has gone away from home, gone old-school.
“But it’s a huge risk because he has absolutely no history with the trainer he is with, for what could be the biggest fight of his career.”
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