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Khan happy to relocate to States

Amir Khan
Khan will fight Michael Gomez in Birmingham on 21 June

Amir Khan says he is willing to move to America to boost his chances of teaming up with a top-class trainer.

The Bolton-based boxer parted company with Oliver Harrison last month and is looking for a long-term replacement.

"I'd like an American coach to come over here but if it came down to the fact that I had to go to America, I'd do that," said the 21-year-old.

"I'd like to take that chance. It'd be a different atmosphere over there and a different environment to learn in."

Khan added: "I think it could bring something different out in me. I would look forward to the challenge."

Dean Powell will oversee the Commonwealth and WBO Intercontinental lightweight champion's next fight against Michael Gomez in Birmingham on 21 June.

But Powell's role is seen by many as temporary, with Americans Buddy McGrit and Roger Mayweather mentioned as possible long-term coaching appointments.

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