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Old 10-11-2007, 07:57 PM   #25
Claypole
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Default Re: why the hell isnt khan fighting yuri romanov???

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Originally Posted by heihaci
It doesn't matter if Limond is a part time fighter.

Limond had more ring experience than Khan and was a perfect test for Khan at that stage of his career!!
That may be true, but all his other opponents have been far from tests. All his matchups (apart from Limond) have been for the purposes of whipping up media hype rather than developing Khan's talent.
Take a look at who he's faced so far, they're all out of the same mould. Upright with little head and upper body movement, (to highlight Khan's speed and accuracy), lacking aggression or ambition (so as to not dent his confidence). They usually have reasonable records and are fair boxers. (this is to give the illusion of a "test"). Oh, and of course, as we all well know, little power. This is to prevent the bubble bursting before the big payday.
Limond has been the only risky opponent, and look how it all nearly came off the rails!

He seems to be rushing to build up an impressive looking record, statistically speaking, without learning how to fight. The Scott Lawtons of the boxing world will not help him prepare for the likes of Romanov one little bit.
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