Boxing superstar Amir Khan has hit out at claims by pop icon Michael Jackson that he has postponed his opening dates at the O2 due to a “lack of time to rehearse due to other shows taking place there.” Khan who is also preparing in LA for his own O2 extravaganza, promoted by Frank Warren, said that Jackson cannot hide behind his fight as an excuse for letting his fans down, as he has been rehearsing far harder before returning to the O2 Arena for the biggest night of his life. “My business is all about preparation too and I’m over here working much, much harder than Michael is and I’m certainly not postponing my fight. Tell my fans that I am prepared and am ready to put on a show far more spectacular than his anyway!”
Khan continued, “I’ve always been a big fan of Michael Jackson but I was annoyed to read his comments on the internet. I’m annoyed that he has used my fight as the reason for letting his fans down and now it’s up to me to light up the O2 myself on 27th June with my own version of ‘Thriller!’ In common with Michael Jackson my night will also end with my glove raised up high too but that’s where the similarity will end, I’ll be crowned Champion of the World.
“Tell Michael if he wants to come to Freddie Roach’s gym, I’ll show him what it takes to prepare and to rehearse properly. Then he’ll really have something to have a song and dance about.”
“No one has to be fitter than a fighter does for a night such as this and I’m raring to go. I just hope that Andreas Kotelnik is ready to ‘Rock With Me’ at the O2. My fans can be assured that they will not be disappointed when I hit centre stage at he O2 because I will ‘Wanna Be Starting Something!”
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