Amir Khan has been given an extra incentive to beat WBC light-welterweight champion Danny Garcia after the American's father became embroiled in a war of words with the British fighter.
The Bolton boxer came face-to-face with Garcia, who he will meet on July 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and his father Angel at the press conference in Los Angeles and it was clear that the American duo are not afraid of facing Khan.
Angel Garcia labelled Khan "over-rated" and the former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion was quick to respond to the comments as he threatened to claim an explosive knockout win.
"I promise you this will be a good fight. When I beat your son, will I still be over-rated?" said Khan.
"I have seen him fight, he has a dangerous style. Don't get me wrong, he is tough, but he has never faced anyone like me. I am the best guy he has faced.
"It's a shame that his father will not be taking the punches that his son is going to suffer for. You can expect an explosive fight and I will go in and win. I will be on my A game and I will knock Garcia out."
Khan has also promised to silence the critics who were quick to criticise him after the performance against Lamont Peterson in which he lost his titles in December last year.
"We're going to see an explosive Amir Khan in there and we're going to see Danny Garcia, who's an unbeaten fighter and owns the WBC title," added Khan.
"But I don't think he's faced anyone as explosive, as strong or as powerful as Amir Khan. It's going to be a fight that is going to shut all the critics up and also it's going to be a great win for me."