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Old 07-28-2012, 12:53 PM   #16
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Default Re: Why is Amir Khan such an underachiever?

Underachieved? What a silly thing to say.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:07 PM   #17
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:09 PM   #18
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Considering his skillset he's overachieved IMO.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:12 PM   #19
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Nail on the head, he just doesn't have any rings smarts whatsoever. It's so frustrating to see a guy with great physical gifts who is too stupid to utilise them effectively. I know it's been done to death, but his team are a big reason for his failings, he's done what Naz did towards the end of his career and surrounded himself with family and mates who give him no constructive criticism, they basically just sit around telling him how great he is all the time. Saj's comments on twitter after the Garcia fight proved that. All the 'Amir is a warrior' shite, he's a ****ing boxer and if he wants to fulfill his potential he needs to learn to box instead of standing and trading with everyone he fights. He's recessed massively from the Kotelnik fight.
My thoughts exactly.

Instead of: "You done well bro, noone else would have got up from that, you've got heart "... they should be telling him: "You're an idiot. You give up all of your advantages in favour of tyring to be something you're not "
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:12 PM   #20
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Terrible ring IQ, terrible IQ altogether actually the guy is thick as pig shit. And that glass chin, Amir has overachieved not underachieved.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #21
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he's done Ok for himself (lazarus's jaw drops)
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:43 PM   #22
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I'm tempted to say that it goes back to what Eubank remarked about Khan..."he can give it, but he can't take it." Khan's a good fighter, has achieved a lot, and will likely achieve some more. But he was never going to be an absolute elite like Mayweather. He doesn't have the defensive skills or the ring I.Q. Also, his power is not particular impressive either. I think Khan is still on a journey to develop a style that really maximises his success.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #23
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He is not an underachiever. I think he has done the best with what he has.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:38 PM   #24
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In hindsight he has overachieved.

Bad defence
Weak chin
Poor boxing brain

No doubt he has still got potental to achieve more, The positives with Khan shine but the negatives really do glare even more brightly.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:47 PM   #25
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i dont think its his chin which people will talk about but his ego. Even though he may not come across as overly arrogant, i get the impression he thinks his abilities are better then they are. He's always saying in interviews he'll knock his other opponent out, and the other guy across the ring will wilt once he tastes his power. he needs to realise he's not a big puncher even when he tries to sit down on his shots, likewise with his footwork his footwork and height isn't as good as his claims, there are fighter in below weight who are taller then him. I wish khan all the best wether he's able to recapture any of his former glory remains doubtful, i'd pick guys like mike alvarado, matthyse, joseto lopez(if he feels like coming down to 140) and 1 or 2 others at 140 to beat him.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:02 PM   #26
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He made me laugh on Olympic show last night when talking about the GB squad ''I like most of them'' and him sitting so far away from Big Lennox. Don't be scared boy, Your arse is safe around him for now...
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:22 PM   #27
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Suppose it depends on what you expected from him when he started. I think he has done just about what I expected so far. Dissapointed with the tactics he has been using or lack of. Hard to tell how good he is gonna get until he starts doing what he is told and not going to war.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #28
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Underachiever?

Over hyped maybe, but he hasn't underachived, he's an Olympic silver medalist and two time world champ.

Oh, I didn't realise. Your're trollin right......

hes not a 2 time champ

he won w LWW title unified then lost it, never no 1 in the division and since when does unifying make you a multi champ , it never has before

its the same damn title
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #29
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I used to be the first to stick the knife in at khan and used to want him to lose but come on, seriously? If your a genuine boxing fan you can appreciate khan will fight anyone and has a pretty solid record to date. He is an Olympic silver medalist at only 17 may I remind you mayweather only got bronze.

Khan also is a 2 time world champion. Now do tell us of all your accomplishments!!! Prick.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #30
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And for the record I think khan is a complete twat and no....I'm not Asian!!
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