Khan believes that an exciting victory will propel him back into a position to challenge for a world title in 2013.
He told reporters at a pre-fight press conference in Los Angeles: "We know we have to win this fight, not only win but win it in good style.
"I want to be back up there and I want to get a good win. I'm aiming to win this fight to get back where I belong."
The Bolton boxer has made drastic changes to his pre-fight preparations to try to get back to winning ways, sacking trainer Freddie Roach and drafting in Virgil Hunter in an effort to improve defensive aspects of his game.