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Ballantine

Exactly what I thought reading this pabulum anonymous

Ivanov says.., “Changing from penguin to Mexican shrug would be a good idea”

Gee whiz… what an insight into styles.

Ivan says.., “Go in and go out of range equally fast.”

How clever can you get? … Also, don’t be slow moving in or out.

Ivan says.., “Forget about short range, it bites harder than you can tolerate.”

Right… When your opponent works his way in, have no strategy … Forget about clinching or infighting skills altogether. They bite too hard.

Posted August 28, 2013 2:53 pm 


Anonymous

So basically the writer’s advice to Khan is as follows: be amazing and you will do better. Well duh!

Posted August 28, 2013 1:39 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Then she was just lying in the heat of passion, no hard feelings, I understand…

Posted August 28, 2013 2:17 am 


TARK

Wrong again you brain addled psychopath

Posted August 28, 2013 1:09 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

Your mother did…

Posted August 27, 2013 11:24 pm 


TARK

Nobody GAF about you… That’s for sure

Posted August 27, 2013 5:15 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Yeah right fool, like anyone cares?…

Posted August 27, 2013 12:16 am 


TARK

People know Idiot Ernie is a troll who continually posts as me… But the few postings below under “TARK” that actually make sense, are actually by me.

Posted August 26, 2013 10:02 pm 


Rich

Ivan thank you for the clarification…..I will withdraw my comments…..

Posted August 26, 2013 5:31 am 


To Rich

I asked people to disregard comments made by “the author” whoever uses the nick. Tark and Rich, etc was an address. Here it is again to clarify any misunderstanding:
Tark and Rich, etc., I welcome different opinion and founded criticism. Your comments are not to be disregarded, only “the author”‘s. I actually enjoy some of the comments you have made.

Posted August 26, 2013 4:47 am 


Rich

Ivan you sound rather childish when you petulantly advise posters on here to disregard comments I have made…What did you expect when you wrote your discriminating remarks,cheers,hurrah,perhaps a loud thank you for showing us on here the light ….But then it could be we are not impressed with your over blown sense of self importance….Obviously you don’t as you say welcome reasonable criticism……

Posted August 26, 2013 4:07 am 


Ivan Ivanov

Please disregard comments made by “the author”. Tark and Rich, etc., I welcome different opinion and reasonable criticism as well. Boxing is not an elite or secluded club, it’s people’s sport for the people. Everyone is free to see it and do it differently.

Posted August 26, 2013 2:29 am 


TARK

I don`t work for the site now, but yeah me and one of the site editors like to do poppers, maybe drop some MDMA and cruise San Fran.

Nothing wrong with that. Put away your maps, they don`t show you where we are going – BOYTOWN.

Schools out and it`s time for some freshmeat.

TARKTALK baby, you get the picture.

Posted August 26, 2013 2:24 am 


Author

Tark, I get it, you work for the site that’s why you are commenting day and night. You have too much interest in this humble author, you go out of you way to find a flaws in my writing and you exposed yourself in the process. You are afraid of people like me who expose your jokes of writers. You’ve been busted as clueless haters. I don’t need this site, it’s the site that desperately needs people like me. Boxing people who can call the bluffs of others. You can’t afford me, I wrote for free for readers who deserved it. You exposed yourselves as ignorant haters who can’t stand superior knowledge.

Posted August 26, 2013 2:12 am 


Turbo-Hamster

I strongly suspect that we will find the TARK-imposter will cease and desist from exposing TARK’s extravagent lifestyle if TARK were to take Herron up on his challenge, or call into the Pugilists KOrner.

And make a symbolic donation to a Vulture Awareness program.

Posted August 25, 2013 11:42 pm 


TARK

I agree TARK should totally be banned.

Posted August 25, 2013 10:57 pm 


TARK

Ernie with the last 2 posts… Webmaster? Can you ban this jerk?

It’s getting ridiculous.

Posted August 25, 2013 10:33 pm 


TARK

Ernie, I made $14,500 betting on Thomspon Price 2. I spent the money on a suitcase full of coke, uppers, downers and poppers and went partying with MacCauley Culkin and Jonah Hill.

I don`t have the betting slip, but I can post a photo of Jonah Hills sweet, tender little butt.

He crashed and might place, and let me tell you he makes the funniest noise when you shove a ball-gag in his mouth.

Posted August 25, 2013 10:28 pm 


TARK

OK Ivan.., I’m trying to help you out here. I read your analysis of TT-KP

You write.., “Pulev will not try to out-punch Thompson.”

That is sheer nonsense… Pulev lost the first 3 rounds to jabs and potshots.. Pulev only got into the fight when he picked up the pace and outpunched Thompson.. This was extremely predictable..

A fat old man is not going to stay with a younger man when the younger man pushes the action and starts pounding on him.

Posted August 25, 2013 9:49 pm 


TARK

Ivanov… Look., Anybody can get a couple of articles printed no matter how ignorant they are.

But there’s a limit to ESB’s tolerance … and they reached it with you.

Telling Mayweather he holds his chin up too high — and moves it higher and to the right when he throws a left hook — was probably the straw that broke the camel’s back.

That, and saying Saul Alvarez wants to end his fights early… Alvarez tries to win each round… He’s not worried about going home early, he’s worried about winning.

How could you be so clueless?

Posted August 25, 2013 9:30 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Sorry author, Tard will just try to spin his way out, facts aren’t a part of his arsenal…

Posted August 25, 2013 5:40 pm 


The author

Tark and Rich, prove me wrong on at least one guideline. You are clueless. Surgery and boxing have nothing in common, it’s like you two and boxing. read my forecast on Pulev and Thompson and tell me what I missed. I told you what would happen days before the fight, if you read the article, you did not need to watch the fight. Now ES won’t post my stuff anymore, they are protecting their own ignorant scribes. It could be you they are protecting. Ignorant, unaware, you hate boxing.

Posted August 25, 2013 4:32 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

I called you out bigmouth, you backed up, just another MAJOR FAILURE on your part…

Posted August 25, 2013 4:16 pm 


TARK

Idiot Ernie… You make zero sense.

Rich…, You make great points that Ivan should listen to.

Ivan.., You have zero knowledge. You don’t even know what you’re looking at… Are you going to tell a world famous surgeon who has 12 years of medical education and 20 years of practice how to do surgery???

Then don’t try to tell Khan what all his missing pieces are… Your meanderings show any boxing professional that you’re a complete novice who lacks the slightest grasp on the science of boxing.

Posted August 25, 2013 2:44 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Oh I see Tark, you have zero proof once again…

Posted August 25, 2013 12:30 pm 


Rich

Ivan….You have approximately twelve mistakes in your opinion that Khan makes,which runs the whole gourmet of boxing,not content with that you have the temerity to suggest “that should be enough for starters”. One wonders how Khan got this far without your wonderful expertise,or come to that how did someone not notice at least one of your considered failings.As you have pointed out his many title fights how did he achieve these……Are there any other champions that know who have these failings.

Posted August 25, 2013 12:04 pm 


Boxster

KAAAAAAAAAHHHHHNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh,………sorry. Wrong venue.

Nevermind.

Posted August 25, 2013 8:22 am 


Ivan

Tark, if you want to start learning read my |analysis ad forecast” on Pulev-Thomspdon. Did I call this one right and did I tell exactly what will happen?

Posted August 25, 2013 5:34 am 


theyiddo

My advice to Khan is…stop referring to yourself in the 3rd person, and don’t start flashing your gold iphone about. You just look and sound like a complete nob.

Posted August 25, 2013 2:48 am 


TARK

You sure are Idiot Ernie… The biggest one on Earth.

Posted August 25, 2013 1:32 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

Once again Tard, NO PROOF. If there were international champions involved, then it would be very easy to prove with facts and stats that are available on the net. You can sure make up all kinds of neat stuff on the interweb thingy about yourself, trouble is no one cares.

Posted August 24, 2013 8:47 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Worth repeating, maybe you can actually address what I wrote D/N:

“I’ve trained hundreds of boxers” said the village idiot. First of all, yeah sure you have. And if you did, it doesn’t mean you did a good job and are any good at it. Being a jock-sniffer at the local Y doesn’t account for anything. I’ve taken hundreds of craps, but that doesn’t make me an expert on crapping, although your posts may have educated me in that area somewhat. Your history as a trainer is about as believable as those six figure wagers you have made supposedly yet have no tangible proof of. Sucks to be you…

Posted August 24, 2013 8:46 pm 


Boxingpedia

Khan has done amazingly well against skilled boxers, in fact his best wins are Kotelnik, Maligneggi and Judah but he seems to be in decline lately. This is a fight that would tell fans where Khan stands, if he wins he will be on top of the world, if he loses his best days at the top will be over.

Posted August 24, 2013 8:16 pm 


TARK

Ernie.., I could post 6-figure winnings in 5-figure bets.

But first post your birth cirtificate… I want to make sure you’re a human and not a piece of dog crap like I suspect.

Posted August 24, 2013 7:26 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

Once again Tard, NO PROOF. If there were international champions involved, then it would be very easy to prove with facts and stats that are available on the net. You can sure make up all kinds of neat stuff on the interweb thingy about yourself, trouble is no one cares.

btw, You stated you have made FIVE AND SIX FIGURE wagers. You obviously can’t even prove the five figure wagers you fibbed about. Sounds like more phoney scandals, you know like the economy, unemployment, the national debt, etc…

Posted August 24, 2013 6:12 pm 


TARK

Ivanov…, “if you need to be enlightened on any boxing issue, just ask”

Right … and who would be better to come to than you

Posted August 24, 2013 3:36 pm 


TARK

Ivanov says.., “Tark: If you had any boxing knowledge whatsoever or even theoretical background.”

So Ivan, since you don’t have any background in Boxing whatsoever you fancy yourself as having a “theoretical background” in Boxing?

LMFAO

You’re living in Zu Zu Land my friend … another Boxtradamus.

And you write on the site for free… no kidding?

Posted August 24, 2013 3:33 pm 


Kid Blast

No

Posted August 24, 2013 3:07 pm 


Ivanov

Hidalgo, I will gladly write another article on Khan and I will focus on his assets. It can’t be a totally positive piece though. I write for free and my biggest reward is to be able to speak my mind, Judging form comments, you seem to know about boxing much more than the amusing Tark character.

Posted August 24, 2013 1:35 pm 


getalife

Since Khan’s loss to Prescott, I’ve lost count of the articles I’ve read on here suggesting to Khan how he should fight completely differently to become a good fighter. That in itself should tell you everything you need to know about Amir Khan.

Posted August 24, 2013 1:31 pm 


Ivan

Tark: If you had any boxing knowledge whatsoever or even theoretical background, you would have sounded coherent at least once. You would find at least one point in the article to relate to and perhaps elaborate on. These are only outlines, I have too many more. You had all the time in the world to come up with a sensible comment or technical argument. Instead you sound like a jealous bitter scribe who can not stand superior knowledge. I am not mad at your constant attempts to slight my article, I am amused by such tenaciousness. It took me 15 minutes and it contains more substance than in anything you’ve written on this site. Yet again, if you need to be enlightened on any boxing issue, just ask. Don’t ask your questions through ill-considered criticism. It’s never too late to start learning.

Posted August 24, 2013 1:29 pm 


TARK

And Idiot Ernie… I didn’t train fighters at the local Y you ignorant jackass. I had a club that dominated the regional’s and produced national and international champions.

But keep dreaming up life scenarios for anyone you deem a liberal. Picture them in broken down lawn furniture with their fat rear ends hanging through if you like—although that’s probably you in real life. Your ideological hatred is the only solace you have in your miserable little life.

Posted August 24, 2013 12:45 pm 


TARK

Idiot Ernie.. I never said I did 6-figure wagers, you added another zero. Floyd does 6-figure wagers. They let you do that.

Posted August 24, 2013 12:43 pm 


Fight Aficionado

At the end of the day Khan isn’t much changed from his early days as a pro. He’s still a very good offensive fighter who has stayed aggressive despite getting his chin cracked, still has good hand speed, but still has not learned how to play offense/defense simultaneously. Many boxers never learn this, it’s what separates the top dogs from decent contenders. Since Khan will probably never learn how to do this he needs to learn to freaking hold when his chin is getting checked. That’ll buy him time so he doesn’t get KTFO. Hold on for dear life, and then resume the offense when recovered.

Posted August 24, 2013 12:42 pm 


BRUCE

DO YOU KNOW WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MODERN BOXING, AVERAGE FIGHTERS WINNING MORE THAN TWO WORLD TITLES PRICELESS.

Posted August 24, 2013 12:11 pm 


Old Yank

Look, if no deserving young men were in the cue then perhaps we need a bout to break the boredom. Under those circumstances fight Khan over and over again, win or lose — no need for him to step out of, or to the back of a cue that does not exist. But that is not what we have here. A cue DOES EXIST where deserving young men have been patiently waiting for their shot. What we have here are dollar signs attached to a guy who perhaps should be stepping out of the cue, and we have deserving guys with question marks attached to them where dollar sighs are attached to Khan. How do we have OUR SHOT of seeing the best fighting the best when cash cows are blocking the cue?

Posted August 24, 2013 11:54 am 


Hidalgo

Ivan, I’d like to see you write an article telling us what Khan DOES do right and what he DOES do good. You pretty much dismantled him in this article. You attacked his infighting, his leg and footwork, his combination punching, head position, body movement, range, speed, overall defense, volume of punches, timing, focus, strategy, power and more. Then you say you have “too many more updates” for him. In other words, it appears that you find fault with just about everything he does except his stamina, courage and heart.

Tell us what Khan does good. Devote a whole article to it. Then we’ll see if you really know what you see. In Khan.

Posted August 24, 2013 11:45 am 


Old Yank

When should Khan be asked/required to step out of the cue so another undefeated, hard-working, deserving kid (whose been more than patiently standing in the cue for a good bit) can get his shot? The answer is not about the patient kid deserving a shot — the answer is about MONEY! The cash cows will be milked dry before any unproven heifers will get hooked up to the milking machine. Again, welcome to the dairy farm called boxing!

Posted August 24, 2013 11:38 am 


Old Yank

Hidalgo — If a man loses his title (controversy or not) and then get’s KO’ed trying to get it back, what better signal exists that another hungry, deserving undefeated kid might deserve his shot first? It’s a bit of a back-of-the-line thing. But the back-of-the-line thing gets trumped by the front of the bank thing. Khan is a PROVEN source of paychecks for a lot of folks and these other deserving kids have not yet proven to be cash cows. Welcome to the dairy farm called boxing!

Posted August 24, 2013 11:33 am 


Old Yank

Hidalgo — You make compelling points that are hard to argue with. The question I would ask of you is if you recognize how many fighters have worked hard to deserve a shot and how few get them. Khan, in the eyes of many, had his turn. He grabbed and grasped the brass ring and could not hold onto it. How many “economically-uncertain” contenders might be deserving of a shot at reaching for that brass ring. For example, I can think of a couple of kids from the Ukraine and Russia who are waiting for their shot. I’m not saying Khan should be shut out; I am saying that some sense of a more orderly rotation should at least be considered.

Posted August 24, 2013 11:27 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

“I’ve trained hundreds of boxers” said the village idiot. First of all, yeah sure you have. And if you did, it doesn’t mean you did a good job and are any good at it. Being a jock-sniffer at the local Y doesn’t account for anything. I’ve taken hundreds of craps, but that doesn’t make me an expert on crapping, although your posts may have educated me in that area somewhat. Your history as a trainer is about as believable as those six figure wagers you have made supposedly yet have no tangible proof of. Sucks to be you…

Posted August 24, 2013 11:25 am 


TARK

Ivanov writes..,

“Tark: Tark: I have not trained boxers and have no such intentions. You don’t have to be a coach to write an article.”

My point exactly… I’ve trained hundreds of boxers and spotted you as a novice immediately. I am merely pointing out that you’re making things up out of whole cloth. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

Khan has spent countless hours talking to Hunter—a talented professional who’s been training boxers for decades—about his skill deficits and how to correct them. Khan has been boxing for 20 years with a lot of success in the amateur and pro ranks. He is a better fighter than you are a writer. He could give you tips on composition.

Khan is a good offensive boxer and his children will get a good education. He just can’t get over the hump at the world-class level. He cannot beat the best with his present skill set.

Every fan and novice writer believes they can help him with tons of advice. But only an experienced and knowledgeable professional trainer like Hunter is going make a smidgeon of improvement in his defense between now … and the time Alexander punches him in the face.

Posted August 24, 2013 11:05 am 


Hidalgo

“Welcome to the dairy farm called “the business of boxing”.

Why wouldn’t Khan deserve another title shot “so quickly,” Old Yank? It’s not like he’s been on a losing streak for five years. Khan is a formidable opponent for anyone. I don’t care what anyone else thinks about Amir Khan. The kid has a lot of talent and a big desire to be a champion again. I just hope Hunter can put him on the right track before Khan loses his heart and drive.

Posted August 24, 2013 10:59 am 


JOEY

HE DANCES NEARLY AS GOOD AS DAVID PRICE.

Posted August 24, 2013 10:55 am 


Hidalgo

“Personally I think sparring with Paquiao was his worst mistake…”

I do too, Discontent. Worst of all, Khan started emulating Pacquiia’s fighting style. And Roach did nothing about it–at least, it didn’t appear that he did.

I’ve seen little improvements in Khan since he went with Hunter, but he’s still not putting on the kind of performances that I know he could if he was more confident in his defense. I’m not as technical an analyst as Tark is, nor as competent, but I do see that Hunter has managed to teach Khan controlled aggression. Khan’s main problem right now is that he’s known for having a “weak” chin–even though he really doesn’t (he’s just taken some real, and one too many bombs), so all the other gunslingers are out to get him. Molina, even though he’s smaller than Khan, gave Khan fits, and really made Khan work for that win.

Now, Khan is going to be facing Alexander who’s no KO artist. But he is a very good boxer, he’s skilled enough and slick enough to give Khan problems, and he’s durable, and he uses his brain in the ring. And, Alexander has survived a fight with Matthysse, something I don’t think Khan could ever do.

I think this fight will go the distance. But I think Alexander is a big bite off the welterweight pie for Khan’s first welterweight bout. If Khan beats Alexander, it will be a great confidence-builder for him and it will also line him up for a shot at Mayweather.

Posted August 24, 2013 10:51 am 


Old Yank

Titopa — Former champs who surround themselves with key-totting trainers, managers and promoters all seem to get every shot imaginable if they are seen as a marketable product. Khan remains highly marketable and surrounds himself with a team that can open doors — nothing new here. The story in boxing that fans should focus on are all the good guys who deserve a shot that they don’t get, rather than on business-as-usual in guys like Khan who might not deserve another shot so quickly. But “quickly” is what must be done when a product is still marketable — a ton of money has been invested in this kid and the attendant milk-maiden is far from completing her job. Welcome to the dairy farm called “the business of boxing”.

Posted August 24, 2013 10:47 am 


Neil (Pomy)

Im picking Khan in this fight. Alexanders style will suit him.

Posted August 24, 2013 8:26 am 


Ivan Ivanov

Smitti, I’d like to point out I am trying to not to be disrespectful to boxers and wouldn’t write something I would not say to their face. Khan is a former amateur like me and that’s the only reason I posted this “shout”. I’d like to be constructive but at the same time I am bitter about him “under-performing” when he has the tools. He needs to perfect the trade I guess, that was my point.

Posted August 24, 2013 7:39 am 


Ivan Ivanov

Tark: Tark: I have not trained boxers and have no such intentions. You don’t have to be a coach to write an article. This article is not about its author but whatever knowledge I may have has been tested in fire and there could very very little “ifs”. I have no time to theorize with s.o. I’ve never met and who may have never “set foot in a ring”. Perhaps you have some chaotic theoretical concepts about fragments of the fight game. If you have a technical question and need to be enlightened about any boxing matter, just ask. The subject of this article is Khan’s style, try to focus on that.

Posted August 24, 2013 7:32 am 


anonymous

Fighting for a vacant title doesn’t count as a title fight nowadays. Seriously, when was the last time you saw ANY TELEVISED FIGHT, not an eliminator for a real title , that didn’t have some imaginary belt or other at stake. Danny Garcia only ever got a title in the first place because the WBC saw him as a soft touch to help Morales break a record. Khan’s first “title” shot was against Kotelnik, his last against Garcia and if anything he should have had more because he never got the rematches that should be really offered when a) you fought your opponent as a voluntary defence when you are the bigger name and b) your opponent subsequently fails a drug test

Posted August 24, 2013 6:37 am 


Diskontent

I’ve always thought Kahn beats Alexander, even when the fight was first mooted a few years back. Alexander’s not a great banger and loses heart quickly. Kahn can be exciting to watch because of his speed but he needs to listen to his trainers and his boxing is such a mess! Personally I think sparring with Paquiao was his worst mistake, because he’s fast and could give Pac a run for his money in the handspeed department it gave him a false sense of confidence and he’s naturally rash and tries to please the fans. He gets clobbered because he doesnt have Pacs pop or intergation of the various aspects of his game.

Posted August 24, 2013 4:00 am 


Smitti

I personally think this a condescending article. Every fighter has their flaws but a knit picky, anti-khan price of writing like this isn’t really needed. It has a lot of negative feeling about it. Amir is a two time world champion, he’s come back from shattering defeat and he’s mixed it with a high standard of opposition. He may not be the best fighter or have the most polished game, but he brings entertainment, win or lose, and that’s what makes the fight game tick over. The fighters who can generate money….

Posted August 24, 2013 3:16 am 


elmatador

What ever chin khan had maidana took it away and garcia made sure it was gone. Sorry but alexeander does have a little pop in he’s punches if he lands flush wich he will i see khan doing is world famous chicken dance again

Posted August 24, 2013 1:27 am 


TARK

Ivanov… How many boxers have you trained—that you can tell a former world champion boxer a litany of nonsense about the changes he should make? You’re a complete novice so don’t give me your bullcrap that you know what you’re talking about.

Khan’s blocking and parrying skills are not fine… His offense is fine… His defense sucks. His clinching skills suck worse.

Peterson nailed him with winging swings. Maidana caught him with swinging uppercuts. Garcia tore his head off. Diaz caught him with shots an 8-round fighter shouldn’t get hit with. His “hand defense” leaves a lot to be desired.

Why did Khan change trainers? Khan said himself that his defense sucked and he needed to go with somebody who could teach defense. He interviewed several trainers and chose Hunter. We should be seeing some improvements by now. Not dramatic…but some.. Whatever is going on in his camp it’s not taking hold.

Posted August 24, 2013 1:25 am 


TARK

Put the beer down Ernie … and stop peeing all over yourself you swine.

Posted August 24, 2013 1:23 am 


It’s Me, Ernie

Nice work Ivan, yet the Tard will insist you are actually me…

Posted August 24, 2013 12:40 am 


Ivan

Tark: His hand defenses are fine. The rest of your suggestions are contained in concise form in the article. No one would read several pages of detailed technical explanations if I wrote them except you, but you would not understand most of it. Critical-minded commentators/journalists like you have a superficial tabloid outlook on the fight game. You have no idea what you are talking about after the second sentence. Several layman terms and “boxing” talk will get you nowhere. Home grown expert.

Posted August 24, 2013 12:20 am 


Boltlyn

youtube.com/watch?v=8PaoLy7PHwk

Posted August 23, 2013 10:05 pm 


Styles

Khan could beat Mayweather, it might be Khan who beats Mayweather.

Posted August 23, 2013 9:55 pm 


Boxer

Amir khan is fast, pretty good boxer throws in combinations, but like other fighters with those same attributes he has no defense, and no chin, but ofcourse he’s not popular in the boxing world he said stuff like “mayweather is scared to fight me” I mean really???

Posted August 23, 2013 9:39 pm 


WHAT!?!

Once again Junior shows his deluded loyalty for his countrymen. “Khan does not have a CHINA chin”. What a fool!!! Khan beat Zab Judahs high score on the baby giraffe legs chicken dance arcade game. Having said that, Alexander is a powder puff, feather fisted, fraud who gets much more exposure than he deserves. Khan will take out Alexander by KO. You read it here first.

Posted August 23, 2013 8:09 pm 


TARK

Ivan Ivanov’s technical suggestions for Khan are worthless gibberish. Khan might as well ask his barber what’s wrong with his game.

Khan has 3 problems.

Khan does not block, parry, slip, duck, or roll punches well. To correct this he needs 10 hours of expertly directed defense drills a week. It’s desperation time.

Khan cannot clinch worth a damn. To correct this he needs 10 hours of expertly directed clinching drills a week.

Khan isn’t strong enough. He needs a better strength trainer.

Alexander will club him into the canvas if he doesn’t do something drastic to elevate his defensive and clinching skills.

His offense is fine.. If his defense matched it he’d be great.

Posted August 23, 2013 6:43 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Khan a stepping stone? No. If he can protect his damn chin he can outbox most of the guys out there. As it stands he’s got a 50-50 chance at beating Alexander, who is too gun shy to expose his chin like Garcia did.

Posted August 23, 2013 6:21 pm 


PEEJ

Earned a title shot no but money wise for Alexander, yes

Posted August 23, 2013 6:04 pm 


Informer

Amir is a very good boxer. He just needs to learn how to focus. He definitely needs to improve his defense. You can’t be in the Daytona 500 and text while you drive.

Posted August 23, 2013 5:59 pm 


KOrnerman

I do think at WW he’l be KO’d again it just depends if he can get a few decent wins in beforehand, I like him he’s an exiting fighter win,lose or KO’d

Posted August 23, 2013 5:46 pm 


KOrnerman

say what you want about him but his ability to comeback after crushing defeats is arguably second to none.

Posted August 23, 2013 5:44 pm 


Brit

Zab Judah lost against Baldomir and his next fight was against Mayweather.

Posted August 23, 2013 5:33 pm 


Brit

2 losses in a row, no, the Peterson fight was not a loss, there was meant to be a rematch but Peterson tested for Peds, so he took the Garcia fight on short notice, and Diaz is very good.

Posted August 23, 2013 5:28 pm 


Titopa

Old Yank – Two losses in a row, AWFUL “win” against Diaz…and, he gets a title shot? Yeah, I agree with you.

Posted August 23, 2013 5:18 pm 


Old Yank

I think it would be fair to say that Khan entered the ranks of A-level championship and contender competition but has not shown what it takes to be considered elite.

Posted August 23, 2013 4:38 pm 


Brit

Another World title on it’s way to Britain.

Posted August 23, 2013 4:33 pm 


TARK

Alexander destroyed Junior Witter, another Brit… This might be easier.

Posted August 23, 2013 4:31 pm 


Pinhead

Robber against Peterson and walked onto a bomb against Garcia, hardly beaten by champions over and over. His resume aint the worst ya know.

Posted August 23, 2013 4:27 pm 


Titopa

He’s boxing’s version of Urijah Faber, hasn’t done ANYTHING to get a title shot, but keeps getting them….even after losing to champions over and over!

Posted August 23, 2013 4:10 pm 


G-Point

It’s easier saying it than doing it.

Posted August 23, 2013 4:02 pm 


BRUCE

HOW MANY MORE PLASTIC TITLES CAN THIS GUY FIGHT FOR.

Posted August 23, 2013 3:56 pm 


mr gav

Khan would not be a decent fighter if he didn’t win a world title? He cut through the British ranks beating seasoned pros with ease also some top quality opposition.his problem is his family and all the yes men and all the leeches that suck on to him. With a clear head and away from the bs khan is an excellent fighter maybe not the best but good enough to win world titles. However with his new wife I think he will find it hard and will result in more big ko losses and an early retirement

Posted August 23, 2013 3:55 pm 


KOrnerman

I hope he wins because it sets up a massive fight with mandatory challenger Kell Brook

Posted August 23, 2013 3:38 pm 


JOEY

ANOTHER CLASSIC HYPE JOB.

Posted August 23, 2013 3:37 pm 


Pinhead

He has some of the quickest hands in the sport, so right there is the advantage he just doesnt know how to use it for a long period, instead he ends up exchanging hooks with the likes of Danny Garcia. He always gets dragged into a brawl which of course sometimes is unavoidable but it will always be his down fall. He gets a bad press, hes not a bad boxer, and i think he out works Alexander and takes a UD.

Posted August 23, 2013 3:35 pm 


Hecdog

Now we get to see the most hyped up glass chin boxer vs the world’s most boring boxer ever. Khan is a decent amateur style boxer that thinks he can trade with anyone and usually gets put on his behind. He will never beat any of the top guys, but has a chance at beating Alexander only because Alexander gets scared once he’s hit solid. He then begins to run. Khan will only continue to move forward once he sees Alexander back pedal. Alexander draws absolutely no one. Khan has some fans across the pond. This title bout is a joke. This fight should be held at a near by park for free. Khan will have his moments and look good until he gets caught, and the same result as always happen, Khan gets knocked out.

Posted August 23, 2013 3:03 pm 


Zip it

Here’s a newsflash Yoda…Unless they’re named Floyd Mayweather, guys are gonna lose fights. Considering Khan’s ledger in title tilts, the fact that you still contend he’s not professional material illustrates my point. Wax on, wax off my friend.

Posted August 23, 2013 2:45 pm 


Ivan

Zip it, I said that after the Prescott fight I thought “he wasn’t made”. Those 9 out of 12 he won were after the Prescott fight when I thought “he wasn’t”. You are a smart guy, whip smart. By the way, I still think he wasn’t made for professional boxing because of the Garcia fight. Time for another 9 out 12, 2 so far.

Posted August 23, 2013 2:39 pm 


Zip it

So “…Khan wasn’t made for professional boxing”, yet two sentences before you mentioned he won 9 of 12 world title fights. Yeah, you’re a smart one, Ivan.

Posted August 23, 2013 2:27 pm 


It’s Me, Ernie

FEARS, I’m not sure on his chin, but he is long on heart…

Posted August 23, 2013 1:54 pm 


Truth

Khan has great boxing skills and only faces trouble with pressure fighter. In terms of Alexander, who also posses a great skills, I see khan out landing him. But I do think it’s a 50/50 fight may give the edge to Khan do to his speed and Alexander lack of power.

Posted August 23, 2013 1:28 pm 


FEARS

I didn’t like Khan too much in the beginning, but I’m starting to sympathize for him due to all the Hell he catches. He really is a very good fighter that has all of the tools. I think his biggest problem is trying to disprove the belief that he has no chin nor heart. My personal opinion is he has a ton of heart and a decent chin, but most of the criticism he’s been receiving today is true. He’s not the smartest Boxer and he doesn’t utilize his tools to his best benefit. It’s still exciting to watch him fight, and he has the style to make an exciting fight with a lot of the elite fighters. He is one of the few fighters that can make an exciting fight with the boring style of Alexander, and that’s saying a lot! I’ve also mentioned on this site before that I think Khan would be very competitive with Floyd for a few rounds, until Floyd figures him out and takes him out.

Posted August 23, 2013 1:26 pm 


burito343

Amir feel on his head as a child. He is a stupid boxer who can’t listen and instead works in instincts..

Posted August 23, 2013 1:11 pm 


FEARS

I second Old Yank’s post to the letter.

Posted August 23, 2013 12:50 pm 


Old Yank

Look, I thought Alexander lost to Kotelnik, Bradley and Matthysse. He can certainly be beaten. But I would imagine this bout comes down to who can fight the smarter fight. And that leads me to pick Alexander.

Posted August 23, 2013 12:37 pm 


Old Yank

In spite of much reasonable advice imparted in this article, I cannot imagine with the level of trainers Khan has worked with that they’ve failed to give him great advice. I fully agree with the previous post — Khan needs to be a better listener. And more importantly, he needs to execute what he’s told is needed. His trainers are Hall of Fame bound, NOT HIM! Failing to listen to and failing to execute what they drilled into you is just plain DUMB. My earliest complaint about Khan was his apparent lack of ring IQ. Indeed he had all the flash and good looks but inside the ring he just seemed dumb as a brick! Look, a Khan/Alexander bout is fine. Good luck to both — they’ve both had some issues exposed and may the man who fights the better fight win.

Posted August 23, 2013 12:31 pm 


raygordonreid

KAHN

Posted August 23, 2013 12:29 pm 


Ring IQ

I thought this would be a supportive article but it’s the most detailed and thorough anti-Khan evidence lately. Next time you want to support s.o. don’t expose him as a layman and a lunatic. You know a thing about boxing though.

Posted August 23, 2013 12:25 pm 


Jaguar

Nonsense.
Amir needs to ‘LISTEN’. He is not clever enough to use intuition or ring IQ, so just listen. I am pretty sure Freddie Roach and Virgil Hunter had/have much more useful advice to give IF Amir learns to take. Simples…

Posted August 23, 2013 12:11 pm 



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