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For me, Amir Khan is one of the most exciting boxers in the world to watch. He's rarely in a bad fight regardless of winning or losing. First and foremost i am a boxing fan and time and time again his fights never fail to entertain. He will fight anyone, has all the skill, speed, heart in the world. The obvious problem is his defence but that's what makes it exciting. Cannot wait for the next one
Dennis Andries had 6 losses before winning a world title. Iran Barkley who beat Hearns twice lost 4 times before his world title success.... I'm sure there are plenty of other examples of good champions who lost more than 2 fights before taking the title (other than the much loved Frank Bruno)
@184I think we should view Khans victory in the context it was gained. A good win against an unbeaten opponent in a comeback fight. Khan has achieved much, but needs defensive skills to back his aggression. He'll be a champion again, but he may also get knocked out again. Many champions have had multiple losses. PNH had two. One in the ring and one v his hands.
@180You've listed a lot of fighters there. Burns and Broner are the ONLY ones worth the hype you have given them.... Khan will have to fight them if he wants to win the WBC or WBO Lightweight titles. He'll have to challenge Vasquez for the IBF title or find a challenger for the vacant WBA title. He can't duck three of them.... Oh and one loss was a joke result - Peterson.
I dont get why people are comparing Khan with Nas? The only thing they had in common was they were both brown and Muslim. I dont think Khan has done enough to be mentioned in the same breath as the Prince. The prince gave us the fans a decade of entertainment, sublime skill, punching power and the most unique technique in the world. We are unlikely to see a fighter like that again.
@179/180For information again..... This is a comeback fight. It is normal for comeback fights to be against fighters from whom the winner can pick up confidence and also remove rustiness. It also generates interest from other contenders hence the Garcia interest. Anyone with an iota of knowledge can give you a dozen easy examples.
No, not an all time great, but then I've never claimed that of Khan either despite your attempts to imply so. I wouldn't consider many boxers as all time greats. My list would include McGowan, Robinson, Marciano, Ali, Frasier, Tyson, Leonard, Hearns, Buchanan, Duran, de la Hoya, Mayweather and a few others......
Andrew MacGregor, do you consider trevor berbick an all time great boxer because he beat Ali in 1981?
Molina was a horrible mismatch if Khan was placed in that ring with Brandon Rios or Lucas Matthysse he would run the risk of getting hit and would be receiving another L on his record. I have said this before Accuracy/Precision win over speed every time and the moment Khan faces someone capable as mentioned he will lose. Plus if you wanna fight Lightweights then Fight Adrien Broner or Ricky Burns.
Amir Khan has been found out on three occasions and each fighter he has lost too have been heavy handed punchers, He has continually conned the public with how great he is when the reality is if you look at his record anyone who has known to be a puncher and actually been any good has blasted him out in brutal fashion. Let's be real here Molina was a bloated lightweight & feather fisted.
@177 yes but a Barrera that was 8 years younger and roughly a stone and a half lighter. Plus don't forget that Barrera suffered the cut above his eye in the first round of that fight.
From Wiki: 'Ultimately, Barrera was more versatile and threw more impressive combinations forcing Hamed into going for ill directed power punches.'The same Barrera that barely landed a punch on Khan?
Have to agree with Midas. Khan could be an all time great, but he's squandering his ability by being too cocky. If he could add surgical precision to his natural talent then who knows? And the other argument... Muslims, Christians, Atheists, etc... For better or worse we are all in this (nation) together. Better to make it better, eh? Eh?
Khan is a divisive fighter for many and for many reasons. Personally I think he's a good technically gifted fighter. However, I don't like him as I thinks he's too brash and over confident for someone with a suspect chin. In his last couple of fights he believed his own hype got caught out and has now tightened up, same as after Prescott. Question is will he keep at it or will the cycle continue?
I don't like khan as he said Britain is a racist country. Hmmm but this country made him millions. He has showed tremendous disloyalty to frank warren, itv and Freddie roach. He's not as good as his "brothers" would have you believe, he's never been an underdog or cleared out a division unlike one of my heroes, naseem hamed, who ruled 126 with an iron fist. And goons call me anti this and dat.
@Nav SandhuThere is only one reason you hate Khan , that's he is a British Muslim. You should be ashamed of making ridiculous comments about a fellow Brit. You have to forget about the Aurangzebs history and stop hating British Muslims mate.We are all British! Long live the queen and britian!
170In the competition Khan fought under with Barrera, he was ranked #1 and Khan #5. FACT.@171Pay attention..... Khan was a world champion at TWO weights. Light Welterweight and Lightweight. Born, bred, but sadly it appears UNeducated in Britain.....
Khant a champion? That's news to me, even in this corrupt day and age when inept boxers like magee are proclaimed champions. BTW, I'm not Indian, the Indian government committed genocide in 1984 against my ancestors. Luckily born and bred in great Britain.
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