British boxer Khan may train in U.S. for shot at world title

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British boxer Amir Khan will consider training in the United States to get a faster shot at a world title.

The big-punching lightweight, who won a silver medal as a 17-year-old at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, has won all 17 of his pro fights. He will face Michael Gomez in Birmingham on June 21 as he edges closer to a title shot.

Khan split with longtime coach Oliver Harrison last month and is being guided by Dean Powell in what is likely to be a short-term connection. He has been linked with successful U.S. trainers Buddy McGirt and Roger Mayweather.

"At the moment I like to train over here and in an ideal world I'd like an American coach to come over here," Khan said Tuesday. "But if it came down to the fact that I had to go to America, I'd do that.

"I'd like to take that chance. It would be a different atmosphere over there and a different environment to learn in. I think it could bring something different out in me. I would look forward to the challenge."