If Khan never took the Canelo fight.....

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Whytesnake, May 14, 2022 at 5:11 PM.

  1. Whytesnake

    Whytesnake Armchair GOAT Full Member

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    I believe we didn’t get to see the best of Khan and Hunters partnership together. Hunter didn’t want the Canelo fight. If Khan had stayed at WW what would of happened? I think he could of had some good results and we could of seen the results of what Hunter wanted from him. Khan was nowhere near the same fighter after Canelo KO
     
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  2. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Khan just wanted the big money at the point , the desire to fight the top guys no matter who they were had gone.

    Khan gets a lot of stick but what he lacked in the chin department he made for in a set of bollocks
     
  3. T.C.W

    T.C.W Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    khan was great fighter to watch, all in good fights
     
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  4. fenoc1

    fenoc1 Active Member Full Member

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    Khan found himself in the same position as Brook when he took the GGG fight. The payday was too big to turn down and if either guy won it would have put them in top 3 pound for pound at the time. Ruined both guys careers in terms of trying to be number 1 in their natural weight divisions.
     
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  5. williams7383

    williams7383 TKO 6 Klit Lickers Full Member

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    Amir Khan provided me with the best moment Ive seen in boxing.

    Breides Prescott.

    Thank you Chinny Con Khany
     
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  6. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Khan couldn't even clean out the 140 division and no chance he could would have won a title at 147.
     
  7. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Was part of his cash out. Khan would never have won a world title at WW, was not good enough. So he concentrated in big earners, fair play to him.
     
  8. Skyver

    Skyver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He got splattered and earned millions so feck him and well done.
     
  9. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hunter was the wrong fit for Khan.

    Amir just didn't have the ring IQ to know when to land and move. He always got a bit greedy and stayed in the pocket too long. He was badly hurt by Garcia but still came back after the first KD, if he'd stayed outside used his legs a bit more and sat on his jab and straight right he might have been able to take control of the fight. (a similar thing happens against Diaz as well) Instead he stayed close to a guy with a massive left hook against Garcia and..... He was always prone to big defeats but had some excellent one's as well. The new angle of Maidana was green annoys me - he had what 29 fights?? and some good wins in there as well. Paulie another good win. Even the version of Zab Khan beat was still dangerous if faded.

    At WW he would give most bar the elite win or loose something to think about but higher up in weight that KO still gives me chills. Weight class exist for a reason.

    Khan was all speedboat no driver so the best trainer was someone who would let him use that and for Khan that was Roach. Trying to slow him down to be more methodical just brought his frailty's to the fore and left him more open. When hurt it should have been move or hold. Not stand there and paw with a jab as a range finder.
     
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  10. tee_birch

    tee_birch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Khan fought Canelo because he knew there was no shame in losing. The logical fight was Brook at 147 but he was worried he had nowhere to go if Brook beat him.

    The mad thing about that decision was that it ruined Brooks career too as he tried to one up him with GGG
     
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