Willie Limond In "Torture Camp"

29.05.07 - Amir Khan may have taken to the sunny climes of Tenerife ahead of his clash with Willie Limond - but the Scotsman is hoping home comforts can set him up for an against-the-odds win. The Commonwealth lightweight champion, who fights Khan on July 14 at the O2 Arena, London, has set up training camp at Fort William as he attempts to successfully defend his belt. The rural retreat was much loved by former WBO World Featherweight champion Scott Harrison, who would regularly take to the surrounding mountains in a grueling fitness regime..

A former garrison town, Fort William is overshadowed by the UK's highest peak, Ben Nevis.

"It's like a torture camp up but I wouldn't want it anyway else," Said Limond.

He added, "I'm not underestimating Amir one bit and I know that this is going to be a very hard fight so to prepare for it I've gone to the hardest place in Britain,"

"It's brilliant here because it's in the middle of nowhere with no distractions so I can just fully concentrate on training three times a day,"

"I am out every morning doing hard mountain runs with a weighted vest and I've got a fell-runner to set the pace and we are in the gym for the rest of the day,"

"I will finish off my training in Glasgow for the last few weeks with sparring and I'm putting in a lot of rounds for strength work against super-middleweight Kenny Anderson."

Meanwhile Khan has spent the week in Tenerife on a conditioning camp ahead of the Limond fight.

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Article posted on 29.05.2007

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