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Mike J

Khan’s team had him looking ahead to big money fights with Mayweather and others and he hadnt even beaten everyone at 140 or tested the waters at 147, thats how he lost to Peterson and Garcia. Yeah he looked good against Molina, but he still has a ways to go and a lot to prove.

Posted December 19, 2012 1:50 am 


Anonymous

Lamont Peterson v Kendall Holt winning purse bid $50,000, that will just about pay his ped bill.

Posted December 18, 2012 8:39 pm 


Moonshineman

That Ban Wagon is empty.

Posted December 18, 2012 7:26 pm 


Hendo

From now on Amir will fight in Showtime because HBO has to many tough competitors that even the bantam weight will kick his ass. Jajaja.

Posted December 18, 2012 2:29 pm 


bob is an eliteist p rick

bob should accept being called an a sshole because that is what he is.

Posted December 18, 2012 8:54 am 


CurlyQ.Howard

Why shouldn’t the truth about Amir Khan be known? Is what he does so disturbing that the public must be kept ignorant?

Posted December 18, 2012 8:41 am 


Rich

Bob,…..Yes you do have a right to express your opinion …But temper it with knowledge…We do believe and condone arranged marriages, royals and aristocracies are littered with them…

Posted December 18, 2012 4:00 am 


bob

I don’t like Amir Khan. I don’t believe he is a true British person. He is or has recently been preparing an arranged wedding. (before you start he had met her twice I believe and then they agreed to wed). This has, and has never had a place in true British society, we do not believe in or condone such arrangements. He shows no commitment to any aspect of British society other than fast cars and a smattering of the Union Jack on his shorts. Interesting that he is now a multi millionaire that his father has dispensed with the Union Jack waistcoat.

This is not the forum for such discussions I agree but a Puerto Rican could express an opinion about an arch rival Mexican without incident. Yet mention the huge cultural issues associated with a leech like Amir? Simon you and your like are fools, I will sleep easy tonight because I am alert to the realities of British life.

Posted December 17, 2012 6:17 pm 


bob

Simon you are a joke. Another Ostrich, I am allowed to express my opinion and have done so in an articulate manner. You called me a tool, not a universally accepted vernacular. Also stereotypes doesn’t fit the context in which you are writing, or attempting to write. Firstly it’s plural sense in which you have written, secondly it’s an assumption and finally it’s prejudice not (prejudices). I have lived and breathed boxing for over twenty years as a boxer, judge and official. I am entitled to my opinions you will not deterr me. Wake up!

Posted December 17, 2012 6:08 pm 


bob

Trust me Zjerr no twisted teeth rather a still boxing ex amateur with a burgeoning career and two eyes that are wide open. You may have to cling on to any sportsman claiming nationality but not I. Keep posting from your paid for bedsit, your benefit cheque should arrive tomorrow then you can head off to the mosque to bemoan your situation and preach hatred. I simply stated that a huge number of people in the UK have decided not to accept non natives such as Khan as our own. I believe it’s what is called free speech, something that doesn’t exist in Khans country of origin.

Posted December 17, 2012 5:52 pm 


Moonshineman

Good advise. Khan is reckless. Doesn’t look like it can be cured. Destined for the canvass.

Posted December 17, 2012 4:32 pm 


Zjerr

Bob when you say true Brits all I can see is you with your yellow twisted teeth.

Posted December 17, 2012 4:28 pm 


Marquis of Quuensdingleberry

good precise analysis of khans flaws and strengths. the killer is he doesn’t seem to be on a learning curve as the author points out: same old problems. he’s going nowhere, and first match up with a top level fighter, khan will kiss canvas. nighty night.

Posted December 17, 2012 3:10 pm 


KamiK

Agreed, people complain about Khan but why…His fights are exciting don’t know what is going to happen.

Posted December 17, 2012 3:08 pm 


KamiK

Khan did everything right against Molina and here is another writer and a lot of comments that Khan got hit with big shots by Molina. This is not true. I saw the fight and yes Molina connected with a few punches…that’s it, this is boxing and of course you going to get hit. Khan still has things to improve on, things are not going to change with one fight, but Khan did what he had to do. Fired the jab, a bit more defense, took time off in later rounds as he was clearly winning and one side I have not seen was him fighting on the inside, threw some lovely uppercuts, all in all job well done. True I agree not time to jump on the Khan bandwagon but Khan needs to build up, nothing wrong with taken on lesser known opposition and slowly build gradually to a bigger fight.

On Khan having a glass jaw….no, have people seen the fights against Maidana and Peterson, Khan took a lot of punishment in those fights and on all three knock downs against Garcia, Khan got up and was ready to fight.I think he can take a punch its more that his defense is non existent, needs to learn to clench and back off rather than go toe to toe, that’s Khan’s problem , not his chin.

Posted December 17, 2012 3:05 pm 


I see Good

Theres probably NOBODY faster in boxing today. Hand speed like sugar Ray Leonard . But a GLASS JAW is a GLASS JAW. And that is what KHAN has. Will he ever get a belt YES. But will he ever fight the best once hes got one?? Paulie Malinagi has a belt he hits like a girl FAST hands mind you. He has proven that he can take a beating alright. But his belt will evaporate once he fights a belt holder that can PUNCH… Khan I wouldnt bet on him because a GLASS JAW is a GLASS JAW. And you can never BET on a glass jaw its 50/50 till he gets caught

Posted December 17, 2012 2:49 pm 


Zjerr

Khan is exciting to watch whether he gets knocked out or not.

Posted December 17, 2012 12:28 pm 


psy

Great article. Khan will look great for 4 or 5 more fights, then get KO’d again, and change trainer. If his mind was half as quick as his hands he’d be unbeatable.

Posted December 17, 2012 10:14 am 


curtley

Lets be realistic 10 out of 10 is nonsense and Amir was seriously busting Garcia up befor the KO, a rematch would be a 50-50 which is what we want to see in boxing, Khan could use his superior speed to outbox and bust Garcia up or he could get KO’ed by Garcia who is an excellent puncher. One thing is for certain Khan could stop Garcia or beat him on points whereas Garcia would have very little chance of outboxing Amir

Posted December 17, 2012 9:31 am 


C

So just when is Khan scheduled to fight Breidis Prescott? Yup, I thought so – never.

Posted December 17, 2012 9:26 am 


Anonymous

This was a good showing by Khan. The opponent was a good, safe choice, but not every fight has to be life or death. Khan is a good boxer but aggressice enough to make good fights. Will his chin let him down again at some point? Perhaps, but his fights are exciting and he has a reasonable chance with anyone.

Posted December 17, 2012 8:13 am 


Throwback

I think the author is spot on with this article. Khan has crazy handspeed and good reach but he doesn’t have a boxing brain. He stands straight up and his head is almost never off the centre-line – that’s why Garcia could close his eyes and swing, he knew where his head was going to be. His upper-body doesn’t have any lateral movement, he doesn’t slip, duck, roll or pull punches let alone catch or parry them. And his chin is suspect but he likes to get into wars! The worrying thing is he doesn’t seem to be aware of his weaknesses and he overestimates his strengths which doesn’t bode well for his career or his health. I think a good accurate puncher who can weather the early storm and/or a good inside fighter will be too much for him.

Posted December 17, 2012 6:51 am 


boxing barlow

This article is a bit harsh on khan. the reality is that this is boxing and people get knocked out every now and then. there is only the odd one Floyd maywether in each generation and even they sometimes get banged out towards the end of their careers Jones jnr style. most writers on here seem quick to write people off if they loose a fight or two. khan is an exciting fighter to watch and the fact he is chinny adds to that excitement as even against a lower tier fighter you never know if he may get sparked out. on the other hand what is harsh is to write him off, as although he’s been knocked out no one has really ever outbound him.

Posted December 17, 2012 5:21 am 


KOrnerman

a good honest impartial analysis and correct also, we all know whats goona happen when he gets hit on the button again,goes down faster than a Bangladeshi rent boy.

Posted December 17, 2012 3:34 am 


ENDSWELL

Pro khan and anti khan fans are both reading too much in to this fight

Posted December 17, 2012 3:09 am 


Big Bertha in DA House !

Angel Garcia is a sexy old man !!!!!

Posted December 17, 2012 2:27 am 


Vince

The ‘fact’ that you’re writing such an article means you’re on the bandwagon anyway. Let him be. Looks like he’ll get clocked at some point again but if Hunter can work with it and Khan can get over his massive UK fame/ego and surprising US clout, who knows? Probably the fastest hands at 140 and a serious problem for anyone unless they KO him.

Posted December 17, 2012 2:06 am 


Whiteyfiveo

I agree, I saw alot of the same mistakes.. And HBO talking about this fight getting him back to the top. To me, fighting the smaller fighter proved nothing, if anything it did show his flaws..

Posted December 16, 2012 10:50 pm 


Jorge

Angel Garcia is trash.

Posted December 16, 2012 7:37 pm 


Anonymous

Disagree, khan doesn’t have a glass jaw, maidana hit him with everything and stood up to it. Garcia got lucky plain and simple and khan will beat him in a rematch and shut garcias bellend of a father up for good

Posted December 16, 2012 7:06 pm 


Anonymous

For once I agree with Paul Strauss. The Khan I saw last night will still get knocked out by a top competitor with power and the ability to cut off the ring. One of the things that benefited Khan was a huge ring that allowed him to move as he liked. That benefit won’t always be there.

Posted December 16, 2012 6:55 pm 


Engliah Lad

I’m all in on King Khan.

Posted December 16, 2012 6:42 pm 


The Kingslayer

I do believe Khan has power but he’s another fighter who’s been plagued with hand injuries, last night he even fractured both his hands.

Posted December 16, 2012 5:59 pm 


The Kingslayer

I did notice some difference in Khan’s work but he’s still open to tha odd looping shot. I hear Khan vs. Lopez is in work for April, that will be one helluva fun fight.

Posted December 16, 2012 5:58 pm 


Eggman

He’ll never change, can’t wait til he gets KOd again.

Posted December 16, 2012 5:40 pm 


srminimo

True that. Amir has a lot of talent, but he really doesn’t have a lot of power, which means that people can hang around and at some point catch him. In a year both Angulo and Khan will be KOd and the Virgil will not what it feels to be Freddie Roach for a day.

Posted December 16, 2012 5:13 pm 


JoeKidd

Same old Khan. Fast indeed but arm punches. And head just sitting there waiting to be corked. Molina has no power and seems capable of throwing only about 5 punches per round. Promoters can milk the public by feeding Khan a lot of Molina’s the same way the other prima donnas are ripping off the boxing public.

Posted December 16, 2012 5:02 pm 


Rich

Khan no 6 in the world has the temerity to fight the no 70 in the world and it is termed “amazing”,not content with that it is called “entertainment”……This is the best bit though…..”America loves you”….It’s enough to bring a tear to a glass eye……

Posted December 16, 2012 3:47 pm 


4real

Great fight, even Khans tune up fights areamazing to watch. Super fast pure entertainment. He won over the home fans. America loves you Khan.

Posted December 16, 2012 3:20 pm 


LikeISeeIt

Agree with author’s article.

Posted December 16, 2012 2:44 pm 



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