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Amir Khan Gives His Prediction On Three Upcoming Fights; Including His Own!

By James Slater - It’s always interesting hearing or listening to top name fighters when they give their predictions on upcoming big fights. Like the rest of us, the champions and contenders like to give their two cents on what they think will happen when the bell rings.

Reigning WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan, who has his own big fight with the lethal Marcos Maidana coming up, has given his predictions on this Saturday’s Haye Vs. Harrison heavyweight clash, and the 23-year-old has also given us his opinion on the much more important Pacquiao Vs. Margarito light-middleweight title clash that will take place on the same night..

Khan couldn’t resist telling us what will happen in his own big fight but, via his Twitter page, Khan gave his take on the WBA heavyweight title clash first.

Khan wrote how he thinks “The Hayemaker” will win on Saturday, by KO inside five-rounds. Not sitting on the fence as so many other fellow fighters and pundits are doing, Khan’s prediction, in my opinion will come pretty much true. I see Haye taking out “A Force” inside three-rounds.

On the Pac-Man-Margarito clash, Khan - who may be a touch biased, seeing as how he is good friends with the current Pound for Pound king - wrote how he expects his friend and spar-mate to win either by KO in the 9th or 10th round, or to win by a unanimous decision. Here, I think Khan has picked the correct winner, but that it won’t take Pacquiao as long as that to get the victory. For what it’s worth, I see Pac-Man taking “Tony” to pieces quite quickly; inside around five or six rounds.

WBO 140-pound champ Tim Bradley, a man who is almost as good a tipster as he is a fighter, told me Pac-Man will frustrate, beat up and destroy the slower Margarito in around three-rounds. That quick a win will no doubt shock some, but Bradley has never given this writer an incorrect prediction yet!

On Khan’s own upcoming rumble with Maidana - a fight that is equally as fascinating as the other two bouts he predicted on - the WBA 140-pound boss wrote how he will win either by KO in rounds seven to nine, or that he will go on to win a unanimous points verdict.

In some ways, the December 11th fight that will be staged in Las Vegas is the toughest of the three fights he mentioned when it comes to making a prediction. Can Khan’s chin stand up to the Argentine’s withering power if Maidana lands? Can the interim WBA champ cope with the Brit’s blinding hand speed?

I agree with Khan that he will win, and I too think he will come through with a points win. But as we all know, one punch could completely turn the fight around in this one!

Article posted on 08.11.2010



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