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Old 02-19-2008, 04:13 PM   #76
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Fantastic. Khan will be holding the WBO belt by the end of the year. Then he will claim he is looking to unify but it will never happen as he moves up to Light Welter to fight for the biggest belt of them all......the much coveted WBU belt (which Khans hero Hatton defended 15 odd times).
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:15 AM   #77
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I know you did Dec my good man, my shots were aimed at the posters who are all wailing & gnashing their teeth cos Khan wont fight Thaxton or Romanov, hardly household names in their own right.

maybe Im a cynic, but I think the guys who are so desperate to see Khan in with big punchers early in his career do so cos they want to see him knocked out...
Im not saying thats the case, but I do have my suspicions!
Usually have similar sentiments Dunky, but i'm still sticking to Khan needing to be in with a puncher.

Well to be honest, not even a 'big hitter' as such, just someone with hands that can do damage. The one common theme in all khans opponents thus far has been a lack of power. Even as he has stepped up the level of opponents, it has become clearer that he is sticking to people without stopping power.

It is not that I really want to see khan knocked out exactly, I just think he is negatively impacting on his development by the route he is taking (i.e. his first 'sink or swim' moment with a 'puncher' may come in a World title fight...risky!).

Even more so after the Limmond fight. He was in serious trouble there, against what really was a Super Featherweight (with not a great KO record at that weight). It just raised some big questions, which they (******, Khan) seem desperate to avoid answering at the moment.

But, should Khan go on and become world champ, excellent. That would be fantastic at such a young age, I have never doubted his ability. He is a superb boxer. Just a few glaring questions still to be asked!
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:17 AM   #78
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So, Khan's not fighting Romanov eh? I did predict this would happen, so I'm not surprised. The top guys at lightweight will find Khan easy to beat unless he gets some proper fights under his belt.
No Khan's not fighting Romanov - but apparently Thaxton is.

Its been reported that Hennessy have agreed a deal with Romanov's camp.

Its likely to take place in Norwich - no date finalised yet.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:25 AM   #79
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No Khan's not fighting Romanov - but apparently Thaxton is.

Its been reported that Hennessy have agreed a deal with Romanov's camp.

Its likely to take place in Norwich - no date finalised yet.
Romanov will hammer him. Bad move - feel sorry for Jon.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:44 AM   #80
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Romanov will hammer him. Bad move - feel sorry for Jon.

Thaxton is the mandatory for Romanov's Title.

Even if Thaxton loses to Romanov his British Title wouldn't be on the line so he can still go on to defend that.

IF (big if I know) he was to pull off a win against Romanov it would reinforce his claim to a fight with Khan.
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:19 AM   #81
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Thaxton is the mandatory for Romanov's Title.

Even if Thaxton loses to Romanov his British Title wouldn't be on the line so he can still go on to defend that.

IF (big if I know) he was to pull off a win against Romanov it would reinforce his claim to a fight with Khan.
True but Stylistcally he doesn't pair up very well.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:15 AM   #82
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True but Stylistcally he doesn't pair up very well.
Well the fights been officially announced now.

Thaxton v Romanov - 4th April (day before Khan's fight) on Sky Sports 1 at 9.30pm.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:20 AM   #83
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thaxton could end up shot to bits after this fight i agree stylistically its a mismatch
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:24 AM   #84
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Well the fights been officially announced now.

Thaxton v Romanov - 4th April (day before Khan's fight) on Sky Sports 1 at 9.30pm.
Hope Thaxton does well! But i'm not confident. Something to look forward to though at least someones management have got a set!!
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:25 AM   #85
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thaxton could end up shot to bits after this fight i agree stylistically its a mismatch
oooohhh Then he'll get the Khan fight
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:52 AM   #86
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oooohhh Then he'll get the Khan fight
your probrably right
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Got to give Hennessy credit for coming up with some good fights.

Thaxton v Romanov, Froch v Inkin & Murray v Fewkes all lined up.

Good stuff!
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:58 AM   #88
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Hope Thaxton does well! But i'm not confident. Something to look forward to though at least someones management have got a set!!
Talking of management, this is what Romanov's manager is quoted as saying on BBN:

"Some boxers talk about world title aspirations but, besides having been given the opportunity to support their claims prefer to avoid a real challenge and choose to select an easy route".

Who could he possibly be referring to?
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Talking of management, this is what Romanov's manager is quoted as saying on BBN:

"Some boxers talk about world title aspirations but, besides having been given the opportunity to support their claims prefer to avoid a real challenge and choose to select an easy route".

Who could he possibly be referring to?
Kristjansen?
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:32 PM   #90
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it seems that most people are agreed that khan has questionable whiskers so...

why risk him losing against a big puncher if it isn't for a world title?
he has the experience of coming back from a knockdown so nothing new to be learned there

at least if he lost to Katsidis he would still be in the world title picture and with youth on his side could rebuild his career

if he lost to a journeyman with a big punch it would set him back further in terms of rankings and confidence, as well as making him less marketable (thinking about TV deals here)
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