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Faheem learns from latest loss

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: April 01, 2014

Exeter boxer Faheem Khan faces Craig Kelly on April 12

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Exeter boxer Faheem Khan is looking to right a few wrongs this month as he prepares for his first fight since losing to Gary Corcoran in February.

Khan, who has lost three of his 11 professional bouts to date, was heavily beaten Corcoran on February 22, with the London-based boxer knocking Khan to the floor once in the first and twice in the second before the referee stopped the fight.

However, Khan has vowed to bounce back when he faces Scottish welterweight champion Craig Kelly in Paisley on April 12.

He admits he made mistakes in training for the Corcoran fight, but has learnt his lesson.

“I have been training really hard for this fight, because my last fight didn’t go according to plan,” said Khan. “I was on holiday in the lead up to the fight.

“I went to Dubai and came back so I couldn’t really train 100 per cent.

“This fight will be different, I will be on the case 100 per cent. I can see a positive result coming from this fight.

“I am training with my coach Mike Etheridge. He is training me every day and we our doing pad work six times a week and I am putting in my runs every day as well.

“I feeling really fit and I’m ready to go now. I have disappeared for a while now and it is time to come back.”

Khan’s fight against Kelly will be over six three-minute rounds.

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