Amir Iqbal Khan vs. Artem Lobov

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by IntentionalButt, Jul 29, 2019.



King or The Russian Hammer?

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  1. Khan on points

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  2. Khan by stoppage

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  3. Draw

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  4. Lobov on points

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  5. Lobov by stoppage

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  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    Being discussed for a bareknuckle showdown, late 2019 (possibly Brave FC 18 in Bahrain, in mid-November). Both men hold victories over common opponent Paulie Malignaggi - first Khan over nine years ago via TKO11 in a WBA light welterweight title match in gloved, MoQ version of the sport, and Lobov just last month @ BKFC 6.

    Just off the cuff, sideshow act or no, I have to imagine this would be the highest-grossing fight involving two self-identifying Muslims in combat sports history? :thinking: I'm not sure how long Tyson remained NOI after prison, but I'm pretty sure he deprogrammed by when he fought Danny Williams (already by then himself a convert, I believe?). Prince Naz didn't ever face a fellow Islam adherent, did he?
     
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    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    Wow bizzare fight Khan must be racking up easy paydays before he gets his ass kicked again when he inevitably gets another big fight against somebody like Pacquio.
     
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    DONT B SCARED Pimpin Aint Easy Full Member

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    Isn't Bernard Hopkins muslim? If so his fight with Murat may have been 1 of the bigger fights involving 2 muslim fighters
    Edit.or vs Shumenov
     
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    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Murat is an ethnic Armenian. So he's not a Muslim unless he converted which I strongly doubt. Shumenov might be a Muslim though?
     
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    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Wasn't aware that Lobov was a Muslim(is he?) Knew he probably wasn't of a pure Russian background based on how he looks but this is the first I've heard of that. I know for a fact he drinks.
     
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    Speaking of Muslim vs. Muslim... Mundine vs. Sturm would have been a good scrap back in the day.
     
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    I think Marco Huck and Joshua Clottey are muslim so maybe Mundine v Clottey and Huck V Arslan would qualify although neither were big fights outside Australia and Germany
     
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    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    But was that (meaning Hopkins vs. Shumenov) a bigger fight in terms of gate/views/purses than Khan vs. Lobov would be, with its crossover appeal to boxing & MMA casuals? I'm not even sure B-Hop was the main draw on the card, at that point in his career... he was just part of a triple-header with Kid Chocolate and Shawn Porter (two guys who obviously aren't fit to carry his jockstrap in terms of all-time greatness, but...in 2014, he might not have been as high above them)
     
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    No this would be bigger considering it brings two different fanbases from different sports to the table. But..... Is Lobov actually a Muslim? Im reading conflicting things and not finding clear answers from Google searching.