Amir Khan’s protégé Tal Singh teams up with American trainer Clarence ‘Bones’ Adams ahead of pro debut | Boxing News
Amir Khan’s new protégé, Tal Singh, has teamed up with US coach Clarence ‘Bones’ Adams, who said the exciting prospect “will shock everyone”.
Khan is managing the career of Singh, an amateur champion from England, who is preparing for his professional debut later this year.
But Singh first traveled to Las Vegas to work with respected trainer Clarence ‘Bones’ Adams, following in Khan’s footsteps, who also honed his skills by training in America.
‘Bones’ Adams said Air sports: “Amir texted me and we talked a bit. I said, “Go ahead and bring him. ”
“He’s got power for his weight division, but it’s just about getting him out of it and making sure that speed and power go hand in hand. I’m really in awe of his power.
“I threw him in there to practice the first day, to see what he’s got. I didn’t tell him he was a two-time Olympian, a silver medalist and an undefeated professional at 115. It was quite surprising for him, but it also let him know where he was, where I am.
“I already knew he was talented, otherwise Amir wouldn’t have called me. It’s just getting him out of him, that’s the thing.”
Singh says he appreciated the opportunity to hone his skills in America with ‘Bones’ Adams, a former WBA Super Bantamweight Champion who has since become a respected coach.
“I was completely open to it because it’s [Las Vegas] the boxing capital of the world, ”said Singh, who is Khan’s first recruit.
“The fighters over there in the United States is a style that suits me perfectly.
“He [Khan] wanted to put me with one of the best coaches in the world and a future Hall of Fame member in ‘Bones’ Adams.
“Now that we are working together and that I am here, I am learning every day and that is a good thing.
“I thought he was a great trainer. In my opinion, he’s a great teacher, and there aren’t many boxing teachers these days.”
Singh has set himself the goal of becoming the first Sikh world champion.
“I can’t wait to present what we did here in Las Vegas with ‘Bones’ to the UK fighting fans,” he said.
“We’re going to be looking to make a big statement. I’ve always been told I have talent, even back when I was training at Hayemaker Gym alongside David Haye.
“It’s just a matter of time for me to be where I want to be.”
“Bones” Adams has backed Singh to achieve this long-term ambition, but first intends to maximize his fighter’s endurance and strength before entering the pro ranks.
“I train for knockouts. I don’t train for decisions,” Adams said.
“When he has the confidence to do what he has to do, I think he’s going to be like a ‘Mini Amir’.
“But at the moment he’s not really confident in what he’s doing, mainly because of the form.
“The air is different here, the climate is different, the people are different. Everything is different.
“Once he gets a little more comfortable in a few months, I think that’s when you can see a really big difference.
“He’s going to shock everyone when he fights, I can tell you that.”