Aamir Khan is training with former rival Terence Crawford to defeat common enemy Klay Brook.
The 35-year-old rivals are finally set to fight at the end of talks that end on February 19.
And for the fight of his life, Khan changes camps in Nebraska and then Colorado to join American trainer Brian ‘Bomack’ McIntyre.
In 2019, McIntyre overtook Crawford, 34, in the WBO welterweight champion’s win over the British boxing legend.
Then a year later Brooke was beaten up by the pound-for-pound star, having not returned since.
This means that Crawford – having defeated both – is the perfect mentor for Khan to go into a bitter grudge match.
But he is taking his role as camp mate to new heights, coaching and fighting Khan.
A video released showed Crawford holding a pad for the former light-welterweight champion.
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And Khan congratulated the unbeaten American on his sparring session in the camp and his new coach McIntyre.
He told Sky Sports: “I’m more confident.
“The way I’ve been to training camp, and had a few bouts with Crawford, and my sparring work and pad work with Bo-Mac and all, it’s back.
“I feel like when I was 25, 26, and at the peak of my career. I can’t watch Klay Brooke hitting me.
“I’m a better skilled fighter, I’ve been there with better opposition, but look, come fight night, it’s time to show off my skills.
“I’m just going to stay calm, I’m not going to overthink or be over confident, because at the end of the day you can’t be too confident about this because one punch can turn a fight.
“I know what I’m doing. I’ve been in this situation before. It’s all about staying focused and sticking to my game plan.”