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Sparks Fly at Khan press conference

Amir Khan and Danny Garcia go head to head Photo: Chris Hall ITV

Bolton boxer Amir Khan won't be short of motivation when he takes to the ring in Las Vegas this weekend.

The WBA light welterweight champion takes on WBC title holder Danny Garcia in a unification match at the Mandalay Bay hotel.

And both camps had plenty to say to each other at the pre-fight press conference.

"I did make a lot of mistakes in my last fight [against Lamont Peterson], but it was a wakeup call. I learned a lot from that fight," said Khan, who lost his last fight in Washington DC in December, only to be reinstated as champion this week.

"We will take the WBC belt home to the U.K. It is a title I have always wanted. I never say this at a press conference but I'm telling you I will knock Danny Garcia out. I will take the world titles home. I know Danny didn't train as hard as me. I promise I will knock him out. That is the only way."

At the face to face photoshoot, Garcia attempted to provoke an angry response from Khan, who remained calm among a fair amount of pushing, shoving and shouting between fighters, trainers and promoters. At the podium, Garcia left most of the talking to his trainer, and father, Angel. He was excitable throughout, taunting the Khan fans present at the press conference.

"This fight right here is going to be a spiritual fight," he said.

"Spiritually, mentally and physically; it is going to come down to who is a greater spirit. Khan is a superstar, but that's all he has. If he were American, nobody would care."

"This fight is going to show the world who is the boss. Danny is the boss."

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