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View Poll Results: Will you be a believer?
Yes- Khan will be the man and saviour of British Boxing 10 12.50%
Maybe- I don't believe Barrera's got it no more.. 34 42.50%
No- Khan is to fragile to ever be da man... 26 32.50%
No- I'd hate Khan even if he beat Pac man, Barrera and Calzaghe consecutively. 10 12.50%
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:30 PM   #31
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Default Re: If Khan beats Barrera will you become a believer?

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Meaning Roach can give Khan tips in areas he can work on MAB.
But tips won't be enough. Pac is a great fighter, Khan is a chinny ****. Roach could give tips to Henry Castle on how to beat Barrera but that doesn't mean he will.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:31 PM   #32
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No. Despite the fact sky will say "Khan has beaten a legend. He's now joined Pacquiao, Morales and Marquez as one of the greats. He can be considered alongside Hatton, Calzaghe and Lennox Lewis as a British great." I say **** off Khan.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:33 PM   #33
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But tips won't be enough. Pac is a great fighter, Khan is a chinny ****. Roach could give tips to Henry Castle on how to beat Barrera but that doesn't mean he will.
Some dumb people on here, Where did i say them TIPS will make Khan beat MAB it can only help him in the fight.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:41 PM   #34
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I voted 'maybe'...It depends exactly how near to being shot MAB is, if Khan just wins on points against a tiring and obviously not anywhere near the same man, then I would not take the result into too much account. If however, Khan is strong in defence and can manage to hurt and beat an eager and hungry MAB then I will be jumping in both feet first on to the Khan bandwagon.

I would love him to do it. Love it.

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Old 01-15-2009, 01:41 PM   #35
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Look at the opponents though of MAB recently though.

Pac and JMM.....p4p 1 + 2/3

Rocky Juarez x 2....JMM couldn't knock him out after MAB
Good points well made, which I had omitted (unintentionally). I still have a feeling though that MAB is past it, given the reason for the fight being made!
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:22 PM   #36
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khan will; win
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:32 PM   #37
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This fight isn't an entirely great idea.

If Khan takes out a past it MAB it could actually see him lose even more "true" boxing fans.

No-one wants to see a legend getting caned by a chinny ****.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:43 PM   #38
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I'll give him some credit, but not alot. He has big size advantages here and MAB should really be retired right now.

Still looking forward to the fight it must be said!
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:47 PM   #39
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If Khan wins i'll give him credit. MAB isnt shot. He's past prime. Big difference.

It would be a good win over a great fighter.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:11 PM   #40
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roach has advised this fight and he and ****** obviously wont put khan into a fight they think they will lose so soon after prescott,
barrerra was a favourite fighter of mine back in the day and i dont want to see him getting beat only because he is too past it and amir is still so fresh, this is a big fight for me

also it makes sence for ****** as barrerra's name = PPV
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:21 PM   #41
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Barrera-Khan is a WBO final eliminator.... Not officially yet but I expect that Arthur-Khan will fight for a vacant title if he beats Barrera. Campbell has already dumped the WBA, he'll let go of the WBO for a few quid.
was talking to campbell I asked him about the possibility of him defending agains khan/arthur he said he would be more than happy to fight khan.

He also said he wanted to fight khan in sept but khan went to fight prescott (which was understandable at the time)
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:38 AM   #42
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Here are the likely scenarios I envisage:

A - Khan blows Barrera out early, with his handspeed, freshness, and relative lightweight power. Barrera can't do anything at this stage, and is caught cold.

B - Barrera looks a bit sluggish for a while, and then proceeds to knock Khan out.

I don't think the first of these would answer any questions, as he would not take a serious shot, nor would it be competitive. B...well, that speaks for itself.

The only way this could happen is if the fight was somewhat competitive, and Barrera has his moments. That is the only way I can see Khan earning credit. But ultimately, there would be the underlying feeling that Barrera might not have the timing, and he's in reality a smaller man that was never reknowned for huge power anyway. I think whatever the outcome, Khan would need to fight a top class lightweight and win to earn himself the backing of believers.
great post agree all the way
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:43 AM   #43
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One of the reasons why I dont like this match is because even if he wins, what does it prove, MAB is past his peak...which was at featherweight.

I do feel this is a strong test for Khan however, but ill struggle giving him real props as its hard to tell was Marco has left!

Id prefer to see him fight top domestic talent before moving on to genuine world class, then we can judge/praise/critisize him fairly!
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:26 AM   #44
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If Khan can do it it's a great win

Regardless of any factors

Consensus is that Khan hasn't exceeded UK level yet - so to go from that to beating the WBO no.1 ranked Barrera has to be viewed as a great win for Khan...
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Old 01-16-2009, 08:36 AM   #45
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Dunno what MAB has left but I don't like saying that cos MAB has a great record of comebacks after career ending losses.

MAB should win unless size or age is an issue. MAB is a great fight though. I'd like to see Khan win, especially after MAB humiliated Britain against Naz

Khan has to be smart, prepare for 12 rounds, box him, use his jab, speed and youth in general. He has a good height and reach on him though.
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