If he can do it with his mouth….yes.Posted December 31, 2012 4:18 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
WTF does Ali have to do with Garcia? Get a clue douchenozzle…Posted December 24, 2012 12:49 pm
Sredmond….. Garcia is certainly as good a fighter as the first 3 guys who upset Muhammad Ali… Norton certainly had a glass jaw, a vulnerable cross-armed defense, and a blooping and awkward delievery of some of his swings—whereas Garcia has an excellent stance, compact weaponry, and a better chin than Norton.. Frazier was basically a left hooker.. Garcia is well rounded with every weapon in the book.. Spinks was a novice with a 6-0-1 record.. Garcia was 23-0 when he fought Khan.
Garcia was an unbeaten and untied World Champion with 23 fights under his belt, a devastating hitter, a good boxer, and the coolest counterpuncher you ever saw.Posted December 24, 2012 1:17 am
the only top he ever made was the one girls need to cover their boobs ..Posted December 22, 2012 10:31 am
NOPosted December 22, 2012 1:31 am
NoPosted December 21, 2012 11:54 pm
Yeah he can get a belt off a less than elite A grade champ but if he’s I’n there with the elite, no chancePosted December 21, 2012 11:53 pm
Only if he hadn’t been mismanaged.Posted December 21, 2012 10:14 pm
It’s one thing for Amir to believe his bullsh; it’s another for Amir to believe that we should believe his bullsh, and that’s the problem. We’re suppose to forget what we’ve seen and instead buy into the hype. How insulting.Posted December 21, 2012 8:47 pm
i hope judah beats garcia and gets a second chance against khan. After what has happened to khan lately i’m actually kinda surprised khan beat him, i know hes over the hill but damn. I have no idea why but i’ve always likied Judah. I think if Khan is matched up with the rite opponents there is no doubt he can become a beltholder for a while. But I can also see him gettin overconfident after a couple wins and fightin someone he shouldnt even if hes advised against it. Bottom line he thinks hes better than he is and he talks too much, period the endPosted December 21, 2012 4:42 pm
Yes Khan’s got the talent, it’s just that chin he needs to protect.Posted December 21, 2012 2:42 pm
Really? I mean i guess picking smaller fighters with no power a solution. Guess he wont have to correct that god awful defense to protect that clearly weak chin. Wlads chin hasnt gotten stronger but his technique has improved. Khan could learn from that. Maybe learn some humility.Posted December 21, 2012 2:39 pm
Khan got caught by left hooks against Molina. Against Garcia, this would be devastating. Garcia sets up his shots and would eventually set Khan up again. Khan’s combination punching is the weakest part of his game against elite fighters who can time and punch.Posted December 21, 2012 2:35 pm
Not really. Still dont see no differencePosted December 21, 2012 2:31 pm
Not unless he learns to accept his flaws…which he doesn’t, and adjusts accordingly. I think that’s the point neil. Self confodence is one thing…thinking that your invincible and every loss is due to bad luck? There’s a bit of difference there don’t u think?Posted December 21, 2012 2:20 pm
Khan make it back to the top? NO!Posted December 21, 2012 11:13 am
“…. most times he fights …..” typoPosted December 21, 2012 11:12 am
I dont know why people get annoyed at Khan ‘bigging-himself-up’ …. I really dont understand why it winds people up. He is a fighter and self-confidence is an asset no matter how deluded that fighter may or may not be. What Khan says is no different from what most fighters say at that level. For some reason people just hate it coming from Khans mouth but happily accept it from other fighters regardless of their quality. For me, Khan gives value for money most times he fighters …. that is good enough for me. He makes mistakes but win or lose, it is usually entertaining. I think he can take Malignaggi again and Garcia is still a winnable fight for him providing he tightens up that defence.Posted December 21, 2012 11:10 am
Khan does NOT have “New Skills” he was in the ring with a guy who was built to help his confidence and allow him to safely explore some new tactics… The true test of a fighters commitment to changing styles is over time, and being faced with opponents that will force him out his comfort zone… That Molina bout should fool no one, what will Khan do when bombs are coming at his head or reaching his chin? Because he is going to get hit again believe that!!Posted December 21, 2012 10:51 am
I can’t wait for Khan to fight Garcia again. I think it would be a great fight and I will pick Khan to win. I think some of you Khan haters don’t understand the difference between bragging and self confidence. Boxers need to believe in their ability. Ali and Floyd are perfect examples of this. Do I believe Khan will make it to the top again – ABSOLUTELY. The kid is dedicated to making himself better and for this I give him all the respect.Posted December 21, 2012 10:35 am
New skills or not, still find the attitude a bit aggravating. Like Garcia OWES him a rematch… Like Khan is simply SUPPOSED to be at the top and it’s unreasonable not to play along. If he’s in the mood for rematches why not work his way up the tree again with Maidana, McCloskey, even (Lord help us) Prescott… before he makes another fight with Garcia?Posted December 21, 2012 9:44 am
Let’s hope not.Posted December 21, 2012 8:22 am
Jab Judah, Paulie Maliggnani they all won a belt after getting KO’d im sure Khan can do the same, he just needs to stop pretending he is an elite level fighter and just be happy being a talented one with flaws and start acting like it..Posted December 21, 2012 7:45 am
sure he can bc the powers that be want him there but as soon as he fights any fighter with serious power its nite nite time.Posted December 21, 2012 7:31 am
That comment earlier about Khan having no heart was ridiculous, the kid cannot take a solid punch to the chops, but he has a lot of heart. When he’s terribly hurt, he never gives in and fights right to the end. Prescott had to literally put him to sleep and he wanted to continue against Garcia.
To answer the question, he can win a world title if carefully matched, but I can’t see how he can ever beat a puncher. He simply cannot take world class power and that has been shown on too many occasions now. He needs to stay well away from punchers or even guys that can dig a little.Posted December 21, 2012 6:26 am
There is no need to write-Khan-off just yet. Give the kid a break.Posted December 21, 2012 6:05 am
Marcelo – Manchester – Uk
back to the top?????? wow that was a great joke to start a friday….. since when was he ever there? picking washed up fighters who used to be in their prime and also using oscar to feed him non punchers and bums to pad his record…. the only hald decent fighters he fought was malinaggi (non puncher) and maidana….
a faded barrera which gets no credit at all is the biggest name on his record…. wonder why he never mentions this legend…. cos it WAS A FARCE just like the rest of his cherry picking…. im glad he won another paper title last weekend and all his arrogance after the bell came rushing back… it will just make it that much sweeter when he has to face someone decent and get knocked out cold!!!!
Still laughing at his comments after the fight ”when i fight like this there is no1 in the world that touches me”
who does he honestly think he is!!!! i am still laughing at the thought he thinks he is up there with mayweather and pacquiao…. last time i checked he’s a long long long way from being that good and especially with his cowardly attitude…. very deluded!!!!
Froch – Hatton are the only champions recently that england can be proud of for their warrior attitude and taking on the best regardless of being beat or not…. of khan had their heart then people would like him… but claiming you are one of the best in the world and beating a who’s who of nobodies and seeing what the other champions are doing clearly proves he’s a jokePosted December 21, 2012 6:04 am
Good point. Who would of thought after Sander annihilated Wladimir and when Brewster stopped him; that Wladimir would come back the way he did. Sometimes, getting stopped a beaten a couple of times does the beaten fighter a favour. Wladimir has now developed a style that limits his short-comings.Posted December 21, 2012 6:03 am
What so many fight fans forget,is that Khan is still very much a work in progress.Because he shot to the top so quick,people have it in their minds that he’s the finished article,but he isn’t/Much of that is due to Khan’s handlers of a)putting Khan in the hands of Roach, and b)leaving him with Roach way too long.As a resullt,you can see his losses are a direct result of the flaws he has either kept or been taught by Roach.Roach knows just one way of coaching – offence,his understanding of defence amounts to running,which is not defence.If you don’t believe this,just look at the imorovements Khan has already made under Virgil,as someone else has already said,vs Molina,Khan is no longer retreating in straight lines.How could Roach let a basic flaw like that stay put for years? Yes,Khan still has some major flaws,but he’s very skilled,fast and young,and now he has a real world class coach you will see him develop as he should have.If he fights Garcia,probably later in 2013,you’ll see him destroy Garcia and wonder how the heck he lost the first fight.Posted December 21, 2012 5:29 am
The Wladimir Klitschko scenario Anon pointed out is a good one—that could apply to Khan… Wladimir is unbeaten in over 8 years and 16 fights—since getting dropped 9 times earlier in his career and stopped 3 times—at a time when he couldn’t clinch, had a problematic boxing stance, average footwork, a leaky defense, and a merely good jab.
It’s amazing what a great stance, great footwork, great feinting skills, great clinching skills, a great jab, and a solid defense can do for you. Khan may have just as much ambition, intelligence, diligent work ethic, and patience as Wladimir—and Hunter is as great a trainer as Steward … almost.Posted December 21, 2012 5:22 am
Golden boy will make sure he will…but Hecdog said it all,one punch and its over hes just a cash cow .I keep saying it all he has is heart and fast hands he’s a cry baby always someone else’s fault when he looses.He and gb will nick a tittle then as soon as he takes on some one half descent he will get KOd……AGAIN.Im not a khan hater like some just fed up of all the domestic level fighters who keep getting called elite he’s one level above journey man and there’s no shame in that.Posted December 21, 2012 5:22 am
Still drops his right every time he throws anything with the left, still vulnerable to the left hook as a result (got caught a good few times against Molina). He has stopped backing off in a straight line which is better, but if he gets caught by a puncher then it’s goodnight again I’m afraid.
Molina is a 5ft 6″ blown up lightwieght with no real power and khan is a huge Junior welter at 5ft 10″. I reckon thats why he wants to retire at 28/29 years old as he knows he will have to move up in weights as his body gets natuarally bigger, and if he gets caught by bigger men then it sleep time.
Good luck to him and he probably will win a version of a world title against malignaggi or even for a vacant title if some moves up/vacates/or is stripped. As soon as he fights anybody who can walk through him, hit him hard it’s over again I’m afraid.Posted December 21, 2012 4:42 am
Khan was a vulnerable world class fighter before Garcia and Peterson beat him .. and he still is. Khan will be around the top for a while yet. Winning a version of the belt again is within his ability.Posted December 21, 2012 4:20 am
Yeah of cause he can. HE can be a world champ again. He’d beat Malignaggi again …. Garcia is a winnable fight for him. Khan still has a bright future.Posted December 21, 2012 4:17 am
Tark…Agreed Khan is young and in 2yrs. time he learns good infighting skills we could see a major change in the kid.Like when W.K. got blasted out by Sanders everybody thought it was over for the glass jawed kid…but Steward showed him how to work around that.Yes Khan is different then W.K. but the same rebuilding working around flaws applies.And yes BUMS dont get as far as Khan did.Posted December 21, 2012 3:25 am
Good article, but Khan did get tagged 3 or 4 times by Molina, except the punches were too light. Interesting that Hunter says Khan is disproportionate because Ariza said the same thing, Khan must be slightly bemused by the shuffling of his physique. He’ll get back to the top, I don’t think he has a glass jaw and the neck strengthening should help a little.Posted December 21, 2012 3:08 am
Roberts writes.., “A rematch with Garcia in 2013 would reveal whether Khan has succeeded in developing a new style that can evade punishment.” … I can tell you right now Khan hasn’t succeeded in developing a new style that can evade punishment in one training camp. This was Amir’s first fight under Hunter and he needs several fights to make him a complete fighter. Fighting the best 140-pounder in the world twice within such a narrow time frame—especially considering the comprehensive smashing Amir absorbed in their first fight—would be incredibly stupid. Khan is a young guy. He can afford to take 2 years to develop infighting skills, inside defensive skills, and solid clinching skills—as well as refine his ability to duck, slip, and parry blooping bombs, wild swings, and loaded uppercuts of the variety Maidana smashed him with.
It IS flabbergasting that neither Freddie Roach nor Alex Ariza taught Khan how to strengthen his neck.. I can’t even believe that … That’s basic stuff you teach subnovice amateurs.Posted December 21, 2012 3:06 am
You guys are crazy..the kid had world belts and he wasnt on top…cmon.No he wasnt Mayweather and never will be.Anybody who is in the top 10 in the div. they fight in is on top.You guys are confusing top fighters..elite fighters..A.T.G.fighters together.I think people dont know how hard it is to break in the top 5 or 10 fighters in their wt.class and lighter div. even more so.If you have 2 world belts in your div. and people think your not a top fighter well….then I got a bridge for sale overlooking the Hudson.Lets not forget boxing is a global sport..how many guys on here broke into the top 10 in their div. when they fought how many had world belts…all together now???Posted December 21, 2012 2:46 am
nope he is a proper bum……..Posted December 21, 2012 2:46 am
it would be a nice gesture if Khan can let his coach help Manny resurrect his boxing. A good defense lesson should be a good start.Posted December 21, 2012 2:36 am
The Mad Scientist
Sorry but NO! It’ll be fun to watch him try..btw, Amir Khan was never on top to begin with.Posted December 21, 2012 2:14 am
Making it to the top and being the very best in your wt.class are two different things.Yes he can make it to the top could already be a top fighter in his class.But being elite the guy with all the belts…to many flaws and a ? chin makes it tough.The kid has skills but big gaping flaws that are going to be hard to work around.Posted December 21, 2012 2:12 am
NO.Posted December 21, 2012 2:01 am