Khan made the transition from a fan-declared ‘bod’ last May before sporting a toned six-pack ahead of his grudge match with Kell Brook
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Amir Khan showed off a terrible body transformation after showing off a toned six pack body before the clash with Kell Brook.
The British star has not competed in the ring for more than two and a half years since his big win over Billy Dib.
After years of waiting, his fight with bitter rival Brook was officially announced in November, at which point he had already begun training for the clash.
Khan previously posted a picture in Dubai of himself after continuing to prepare, with the caption: “Slowly getting in shape. A few weeks ago worked hard in the gym in Dubai.”
However, fans disagreed with one comment: “If I don’t know you and you say you’re a world champion boxer, posing with me with a look like melted ice cream, I would never now believe you.”
Another also agreed with the fan: “Dad is coming bro…. Time to retire gracefully. You did your job. Don’t want you to get hurt.”
However, Khan was unfazed by the comments and decided to get back to normal for his clash with Brook taking place in Manchester tonight.
He linked up with new coach Brian ‘BoMac’ Mcintyre and traveled to the US to train at a gym in Colorado in a cold-weather camp alongside old nemesis Terence Crawford.
This is a significant leap in training for Khan in 2021, who will be put in a strength training camp to prepare for the grudge-filled match everyone is talking about.
To undergo the transformation, Khan was put on a strict diet and exercise regimen by McIntyre.
Khan’s chef during his training camp revealed that he consumed 5,000 calories a day consisting of two meals and three snacks.
“So basically Amir’s diet was 6 ounces of protein and 4 ounces of carbohydrates,” Khan’s chef told Sky Sports. “Then we loaded him with vegetables and fruit.
“So his calorie intake for the whole day is 5000 calories, broken down into two meals and three snacks. His snacks average around 600-800 calories and his meals around 1500 calories.
“He’s a picky eater and he’s in the mood sometimes and my concern with him is that there are times when he doesn’t have an appetite but he still needs calories and protein and carbohydrates.”
Khan replied, “Sometimes I have to force myself to eat because I’ve got a big workout coming up. Staying super-hydrated will give a boost at this altitude because the workouts are hard and it’s also hot in the gym.
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“BoMac likes hot gyms too, which is probably one of the reasons why I lose so much weight because I have to sweat. I need to keep the weight off for the fight.”
Khan’s camp took place at high altitude in Colorado and he was seen running long distances through the snowy mountains in addition to working out in the heat of the gym.
His training notes were leaked where his daily routine was displayed on McIntyre’s notes, including tactical work for the clash with Brook.
McIntyre’s note came from the gym as he was writing with specific instructions that read: “Slide and counterattack from his jab, avoid the middle.
“Ten minutes of stairs, 15 minutes of boxing, five minutes of fighting and seven minutes of speed challenges. Move your head and eat with a five-minute break.”
Khan’s regular job was physically challenging and he even announced to Spencer Oliver that he was considering withdrawing from camp after three weeks.
He also admitted there have been trauma struggles throughout the camp, which threatened his preparation.
However, Khan continued to maintain the best form of his life and joined Crawford in the preparation.
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“It was [intimidating]. You have to stand your ground,” Khan said.
“In America, whenever there’s a match of wits, people are all around the ring. They’re shouting at you. There are people watching and I have to put on a performance. I have to be smart.”
He then had to face off against some young local boxers, where he was forced to survive against extremely strong athletes, but regained his former speed and ability.
During competition week, he showed off a toned six-pack as he lifted to his crest to show fans his like-new physique at the extended training sessions.
He weighed in at 147lb within the agreed catch weight limit to face Brook, which was supposed to benefit him as he has been incredibly comfortable at 147lb throughout his career. .
His opponent also weighed in at 148lbs and the pair were not penalized six figures for underweight.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/amir-khan-weight-brook-boxing-26267573 Amir Khan's body transformation from a 'dad bod' warning to a toned six pack