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Old 02-07-2008, 12:05 AM   #61
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I've read interviews on the BBC website where he called out all his domestic foes and told them 'fight me now before im too elite' or something to that effect, not forgetting he called out PBF to fight him in a four round pro fight as he claimed he was better over 4 (yeah right amir lol) and after about 5 fights he was on the jonathon ross show claiming he thought he was ready for a world title fight and reckoned he'd beat them back then no probs. I think he's arrogant and once the month of june passes and he hasnt won a legit title before naz didthen we might hear less crap from him
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:53 AM   #62
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Khan doesnt go around telling "everyone" what hes doing with his money. People want to know everything and anything Khan does. When he bought a car as birthday present for himself it becomes news. How do you know he's building a sports and sauna complext built in his home? You read about it on some website because you're intrested in knowing the little Khan details.

The point I was making is that I feel Khan would be better advised keeping these things private rather than talking to the media about them.

Part of the reason him buying an expensive car as a birthday present to himself made the news was because he was serving a driving ban at the time.

We know details about his home sports and sauna complex because he was quoted in the papers talking about it.

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His interview on TV about St. Clair before and after the fight have been mature, he carried himself well and was pretty modest. Yet you all make him to be some rude arrogant spoiled rich kid. Besides he does numerous charities apart from opening the community gym.
Specifically can you refer to any TV interview s which suggest hes turned into arrogant prick? I think not. Most of it probably comes from some website interview.

Lots of high profile celebrities (including Khan) do charitable work and assist their local community. Its positive that they put their fame to good use to support worthy causes.

One TV interview that springs to mind about Khan where he came across arrogant at times (to me anyway) was his ITV documentary - think it was entitled 'His story so far'. Showing off his cars, limited edition trainers and 90,000 watch - boasting about the fact only the likes of 50 Cent, etc have one.

LeadLeftHook - if you are going to quote my posts and ask me questions please at least allow me the courtesy of answering before you go on to second guess my responses. Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:48 AM   #63
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The problem is that he’s still very much a kid. He’s doesn’t have to do anything in his life other than boxing, so he doesn’t connect to the real world. It was hilarious watching him “help” kids from bad backgrounds and then seeing him getting hauled up on speeding charges.

“I was brought up right” – still hasn’t stopped him being a little swine who tried to use his celebrity to get him out of trouble.

Anyway, he’s so insulated and his talent only looks good in comparison to the competition he’s faced. His win against Willie Limond was a pitiful performance as things went. Limond’s a good pro but Khan looked utterly pedestrian beside him and, for his claims that he could be a world champion that’s a serious worry.

He’s feeling brave because Hatton’s probably only looking for three more fights and then he’ll call it a day. He’s safe from that fight, so he can spraff on about it. Khan is not Mayweather and he’s not a slick, cute boxer to cause Hatton trouble.

Khan goes back in straight lines, when he does move laterally, he’s predictable. His punches are stiff and poorly connected. He can have his way with the level of competition he’s been facing, but he looked utterly mediocre against St Clair. Considering St Clair’s defence, he could have stepped around to fire shots into the body but, time and again, he wasted punches on his high guard.

Now, Hatton may have next to no defence, but against Khan, who drops his left and leaves himself wide open to punches, Hatton could just burrow into his chest and smack him about.

Beyond that: unless Khan can’t make the weight, he should stay at LW where his power measures up ok. I can’t see him beating any of the champions and I think he’d seriously struggle with Katsidis. Katsidis may be a little chinny, but he can hit a lot harder than Khan and, eventually, he’ll get one through.

But, at LW he may have a chance of maybe catching a weak champion if Diaz gets stripped and the belts are passed on.

Incidentally, if you read the comments in Boxing Monthly, how anyone could like the little twat is beyond me.

Great post.


****** will bide his time untill Diaz get's stripped. Then he will pounce.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:48 AM   #64
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Khan could take hatton out maybe in 18 months or so. I dont think a knockout though. Khan has speed hatton has power hmm...
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:40 AM   #65
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Incidentally, if you read the comments in Boxing Monthly, how anyone could like the little twat is beyond me.
Whats he said now. I think he's a nice kid but a PR nightmare.
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:36 AM   #66
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It's tough to say how far Amir's going to develop in the next 18 months or so. I don't think anyone here could dispute the fact that he's come on leaps and bounds in the past year or so. In the St Clair fight he picked his shots well and won in quite impressive fashion.

That being said, if he fought Hatton any time in the near future he'd be severely punished. At this moment in time he has neither the power nor accuracy to stop Hatton coming forward and hurting him on the inside. Let's not forget Ricky Hatton is the guy who walked through an onslaught from one of the biggest Punchers in the history of the lww division in Kostya Tszyu.

Khan has a ton of potential and in my opinion we should all respect him for the talent that he is. Yes he has his flaws, as does every other person on this planet, but that doesn't take away from the fact that he is the best prospect that this country has produced in years.
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:40 AM   #67
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The point I was making is that I feel Khan would be better advised keeping these things private rather than talking to the media about them.

Part of the reason him buying an expensive car as a birthday present to himself made the news was because he was serving a driving ban at the time.

We know details about his home sports and sauna complex because he was quoted in the papers talking about it.




Lots of high profile celebrities (including Khan) do charitable work and assist their local community. Its positive that they put their fame to good use to support worthy causes.

One TV interview that springs to mind about Khan where he came across arrogant at times (to me anyway) was his ITV documentary - think it was entitled 'His story so far'. Showing off his cars, limited edition trainers and £90,000 watch - boasting about the fact only the likes of 50 Cent, etc have one.

LeadLeftHook - if you are going to quote my posts and ask me questions please at least allow me the courtesy of answering before you go on to second guess my responses. Thanks.
Elle ok you've made some valid points. Especially about keeping things private including his boxing dreams and goals. In 'His story so far' hes just immitating and trying to entertain with what he probably sees on MTV cribs and other shows. Thats the new hip-hop culture.Agreed it doesnt suit him and he doesnt look natural doing it. But the point is, if we pick on little points on anyones character I'm sure will see lots of holes.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:16 PM   #68
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Like I said in my post above, i really don't agree that he "picked his shots" well against St Clair. It was very much a case of more of the same with a tactic that wasn't working. he was maybe doing a good job of keeping St Clair off balance, but he wasn't getting through often. Stepping off, to the side, then using some body work would have given him more options offensively.

I’m also starting to think “the best prospect in Britain” might be more a case of style over substance. It’s the hype that keeps that tag going rather than the performances. Let’s look at his record in his last few fights:

Limond: live underdog picked because he doesn’t punch hard. Was nearly KO’d by him in a desultory performance from the Boy Wonder. Good comeback though.

Lawton: dominant against an opponent who didn’t even try to win.

Earl: utterly ****ed from his beating at the hands of Katsidis and displaying his recent tactical acumen of walking right in and hoping to take the punches. Said more about Earl than about Khan.

St Clair: a decent fighter a division below but not the “world-class” competitor he was made out to be. Khan was in control but didn’t really dominate a significantly smaller opponent who couldn’t hurt him.

I wouldn’t say that indicates a glittering career but I admit I’m being very critical because of the claims being made around him.
its pointless with u as u seem to think that Amir has major flaws in his all his fights or theyare all hand picked, despite his last fight in which he wins 120 = 108. the lad is the best upcoming fighter in world boxing, all the media see its just some british fans who dont and want him to fail.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:09 AM   #69
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Come on man, Khan is far from the best prospect in world boxing. I'd say Berto and Gamboa were real world prospects but not Amir by a long way.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:20 AM   #70
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Come on man, Khan is far from the best prospect in world boxing. I'd say Berto and Gamboa were real world prospects but not Amir by a long way.

Due to his chin and lack of a quality defense he is not even the best prospect in Britain. Audrey Harrison won gold at Olympic and beat decent opposition that was hand picked but when it really mattered he came up short. Khan does have a better chance at success than Audrey due to his huge financial backing but nothing else. The likes of Gamboa and Alexander are far superior prospects than Khan.
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:23 AM   #71
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You know: it's funny that all the Khan defenders spout out all the crap that comes straight from the SN press gang and never seem to back it up with a solid argument.
Although some Khan fans are also quick to try and distance him from some of the stuff SN churn out. When it suits them its ok and Khan gets credit for it. If it backfires - like when he called out Thaxton suggesting he couldn't break an egg, it can't have been him who said it!

I don't really like to generalise but the majority of Khan fans I have come across who post on the brit forum are quite defensive and blinkered when it comes to discussing him which is a shame because it hinders good debate. Even when you make a perfectly reasonable observation in relation to Khan they will often take issue and come back with some poor argument.
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Although some Khan fans are also quick to try and distance him from some of the stuff SN churn out. When it suits them its ok and Khan gets credit for it. If it backfires - like when he called out Thaxton suggesting he couldn't break an egg, it can't have been him who said it!

I don't really like to generalise but the majority of Khan fans I have come across who post on the brit forum are quite defensive and blinkered when it comes to discussing him which is a shame because it hinders good debate. Even when you make a perfectly reasonable observation in relation to Khan they will often take issue and come back with some poor argument.


Good post. I am not a fan of Khan's and I fuuly expect him to come unstuck when he meets a solid come forward aggresive fighter but I would never knock the guy full stop. He is a great British prospect with sound fighting style, goods power and a great P.R man but what I do not like is him not fighting anyone who is a real test. He has fought decent opposition but they have all being guys who were tailor made for him. His toughest test being a short, soft punching swinger with moderate boxing skills should always lose to a former Olympic silver medalist of Khans stature.
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Come on man, Khan is far from the best prospect in world boxing. I'd say Berto and Gamboa were real world prospects but not Amir by a long way.
Gamboa's 26.

Can hardly be called a better 'prospect', most guys have won titles at his age and achieved a lot.

Khan has 5 years on him.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:26 AM   #74
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Some boxing fans are so think its funny!! Hatton loses to one of the best p4p fighters of all time and suddenly a chinny B class fighter can beat him!! hahaha!!
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Come on man, Khan is far from the best prospect in world boxing. I'd say Berto and Gamboa were real world prospects but not Amir by a long way.
Gamboa is 26 so u hardly class him a prospect and as for berto, people on here question Amirs defence but Berto has i would say an even questionable defence and has looked vulnerable against someone with a bit of good hand speet but does have good power but i wouldt say he a better prospect then Amir
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