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Old 01-16-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default What are the chances of Barerra vs Khan ACTUALLY happening?

Call me a cynic but I get the impression that this is all some kind of gimmick. I cannot envisage Khan actually getting in the ring to fight Barerra because of Frank ******. I get the impression that something will happen in the build up to the fight that means MAB pulls out and is replaced by some 16-1 prospect coming off 2 wins in a row (on points) against opponents who have been KO'd before.

I hope I'm wrong on this one but I feel I know Frank ******'s train of thought enough to be 76% sure that this fight will not go ahead as it's been announced.
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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People always say that when ****** fighters get matched against what they consider tough opponents and then claim they were proved right on the 10% of times the fighter does pull out but never mention it the 90% the fight goes ahead.
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:50 PM   #3
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I'm waiting for the "Khan-Barerra fight to be fixed" thread next!!
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:51 PM   #4
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I'm waiting for the "Khan-Barerra fight to be fixed" thread next!!
It happened when a certain Cuban came over.
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:54 PM   #5
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It happened when a certain Cuban came over.

you think that was fixed?
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:56 PM   #6
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People always say that when ****** fighters get matched against what they consider tough opponents and then claim they were proved right on the 10% of times the fighter does pull out but never mention it the 90% the fight goes ahead.
I've been wrong before and I'll be wrong again but I've got a sneaking suspicion about this one.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:06 PM   #7
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you think that was fixed?
Yes. Amateur fights don't happen that way, they're normally part of a big card. He was very subdued also the Cuban. I don't want to say too much though, for fear of getting banned. It's been a persistent rumour though.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:12 PM   #8
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you think that was fixed?
I'd bet my life (well not quite but you get my drift) that was fixed. He was brought over to try and "upgrade" Khans silver to a gold and draw a line under the loss in the ams before Khan turned pro.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:21 PM   #9
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I'd bet my life (well not quite but you get my drift) that was fixed. He was brought over to try and "upgrade" Khans silver to a gold and draw a line under the loss in the ams before Khan turned pro.
Thats a very serious accusation that just doesn't stain Khans character but also that of an amateur all time great. Throwing a fight for whatever reason is the worst thing that a fighter can do and people should be a little more circumspect about throwing allegations around without concrete proof.
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Watch it again
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:29 PM   #11
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Watch it again
I could watch i a thousand times, and until someone shows me irrefutable evidence to the contrary I will say that it was a decent win for Khan. Runours just aren't good enough when such a serious matter is being discussed.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:30 PM   #12
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I'm not accusing, I'm giving my opinion. That fight stunk, I'm sorry if it offends, I'm very aware its an easy thing for me to say with anonimity of the Internet to hide behind but thats forums for you in general and its honestly what I believe to be the truth.

He came over, was told not to try too hard and Kahns pro career is started with the loss in the final avenged. What other Olympic finalist has ever turned pro after rematching the guy he fought in the final?
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:33 PM   #13
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I'm not accusing, I'm giving my opinion. That fight stunk, I'm sorry if it offends, I'm very aware its an easy thing for me to say with anonimity of the Internet to hide behind but thats forums for you in general and its honestly what I believe to be the truth.

He came over, was told not to try too hard and Kahns pro career is started with the loss in the final avenged. What other Olympic finalist has ever turned pro after rematching the guy he fought in the final?
........yeah who knows who is lurking on this forum

I could never show my real face on here in the picture thread like most people do

Not after "the best looking boxers" thread
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:36 PM   #14
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I'm with Gaz... Kindelan was at the tail end of a long career after lots of fights. He was a Cuban who have served all of his time in amateur boxing without the financial rewards of the pro game.

What changed between the Olympic final and the rematch with Khan that made Kindelan look so flat? I think we all know the answer to this.

Whatever people think or want to think, the Mario Kindelan (level of performance) that fought Amir Khan in the rematch probably wouldn't have made the final of the Olympics.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:45 PM   #15
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if kahn can beat barerra then he deserves real credit! less than 2 years ago barrera was fighting against paquiaou + jmm & not gettin sparked! but i reckon it`ll be tough 4 kakn but he`s cabable!
so what kahn got sparked by prescott!
lewis got ko`d by mcall + rahman!! nobody calls lennox a bum!
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