Khan "100 percent confident" he will beat Folayang for vacant One lightweight belt

Khan "100 percent confident" he will beat Folayang for vacant One lightweight belt

Amir Khan and Eduard Folayang face off days before their One lightweight title bout. Rick Johnsen Dela Cruz

By Ivan Saldajeno

PARAƑAQUE--Amir Khan feels he has all the arsenal to beat Eduard Folayang in the co-main event of One: Conquest of Champions on Friday night.

"I have all due respect for Folayang. He is a great martial artist. But I am coming for the title. I’ve worked extremely hard on my game since the beginning of my career, and I am 100 percent confident of becoming world champion," the Singaporean fighter said on Tuesday during the press conference at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom.

On why he thinks so, Khan told some members of the press, "He's a complete martial artist, but I feel my strength will do well against him."

Khan even believes he has an advantage against Folayang with his versatility.

"I can finish the fight anywhere, and I feel his only way to beat me is to knock me out," Khan further said, somehow implying that he sees Folayang as a one-dimensional fighter.

Both Khan and Folayang will slug it out for the vacant One lightweight title.

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