Originally Posted by Lazarus
If it was either Mathysse, Ortiz or Garcia and he lost, what would everyone say?
"Oh, well he's not improved, time for you to retire, Khan!"
And it's not like he's taking these fights while holding a belt, so I don't see where people should find the right to criticise, even if it's not the best of fights. It really does bother me sometimes when people criticise Amir, yet Maidana just fought an absolute nobody, Matthysse is fighting Mike Dallas, Garcia just fought a finished Morales for the second time, yet you never see the sort of criticism come upon them that is bestowed upon Amir.
I think you're missing the point a bit mate. Don't think anyone is suggesting Khan immediately steps back in with Garcia, or any others you name, as his next
fight. And as someone else has noted, there is a middle ground between the Garcias and Matthysse's of this world and the Senchenko's.
It just doesn't make much sense to move up to 147 to fight Senchenko, then move down again to fight Garcia or another decent 140 pounder. As someone else has said, Senchenko's quite a big 147 pounder so I wouldn't have thought he's gonna want to come down to 140. Even if he did drop to 140 that makes the fight even worse.
If Khan intends to stay at 147 after Senchenko and hopes to catch the Garcia rematch at that weight, then it makes sense, but to go up and down again just to fight Senchenko? Where's the benefit in that, if, as Khan keeps saying, the Garcia rematch is the ultimate goal for a few fights down the line?