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In boxing today, you can broadly categorize fighters into two distinct categories.You're either Floyd Mayweather, or you desperately want to fight him.* Getting a chance to square off with boxing's pound-for-pound king is the surest ticket to fame and fortune that exists in the sweet science. It's the equivalent of hitting the lottery, and for virtually all fighters, it represents a chance at a record payday and a record level of exposure to a mainstream audience.

 

 

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Re: Weighing up Floyd Mayweather's choice of two potential opponents

 

We all know it's gonna' be Kahn.

 

 

Yawn ......

 

I'd look forward to it. Just so that I could sit through the endless, mindless nonsense Khan will spew-up in the build-up. The usual stuff about becoming P4P No.1 and a Legend when he beats Floyd.

 

Then enjoy the sight of him being knocked-out. Even Floyd will get to Khan's chin. Another Brit crushed by a checkhook :)

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^ Good points.

 

 

Except Floyd is aging. We're running out of time in which to see him fight and not blame a loss on his age. He needs to fight the best opponents he can RIGHT NOW, not in 2015.

 

Agree 100% about wanting to see Floyd face the best, but have kind of gotten used to that not happening at Welter and above. I personally think that Mayweather is shrewd in picking his fights and I don't see Khan or Maidana really giving him trouble. Khan has his speed early on, while Maidana might bring some uncomfortable moments but neither has a realistic chance of winning unless Floyd ages badly.

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I'd look forward to it. Just so that I could sit through the endless, mindless nonsense Khan will spew-up in the build-up. The usual stuff about becoming P4P No.1 and a Legend when he beats Floyd.

 

Then enjoy the sight of him being knocked-out. Even Floyd will get to Khan's chin. Another Brit crushed by a checkhook :)

Would Khan be better saying "I havent got a chance and im gonna get knocked out"????

 

Seems to me Khan is nowhere near the level of some fighters with the shit they chew out and yet he gets hazed as though he is the Champion of Champions when it comes to shit talk....its incredible!!

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Would Khan be better saying "I havent got a chance and im gonna get knocked out"????

 

As I've said before, it's possible to be realistic and honest when promoting a fight:

 

"Well you know, obviously he's undefeated and he's hugely experienced and I'm going to be the underdog, but I'll give it everything I've got and hopefully I can be the guy who beat Floyd Mayweather"

 

That's something I'd far rather hear than "Yeah I'm gonna beat him, course I am, I'm going to be a legendary fighter" - the sort of generic bullshit that could have come from the Ladybird Book of Pre-Fight Quotes.

 

Khan gets a lot of stick because he's always let his mouth get ahead of him and he rubs people up the wrong way because of it: "Froch is only more popular than me because of racism" "I've got the style to beat Floyd Mayweather"[while preparing for his comeback after being KOd by a Danny Garcia who threw the same hook at him all night and just waited til he landed it flush]

 

Even from the early days, Khan's been a prima donna "All these guys like Murray, Thaxton, these domestic-level guys, they better hurry if they want to fight me cos I'm too good for this level, I'm goin places" "Jon Thaxton's challenged you" "Oh yeah, well, err, he's not worthy of challenging me yet"

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As I've said before, it's possible to be realistic and honest when promoting a fight:

 

"Well you know, obviously he's undefeated and he's hugely experienced and I'm going to be the underdog, but I'll give it everything I've got and hopefully I can be the guy who beat Floyd Mayweather"

 

That's something I'd far rather hear than "Yeah I'm gonna beat him, course I am, I'm going to be a legendary fighter" - the sort of generic bullshit that could have come from the Ladybird Book of Pre-Fight Quotes.

 

Khan gets a lot of stick because he's always let his mouth get ahead of him and he rubs people up the wrong way because of it: "Froch is only more popular than me because of racism" "I've got the style to beat Floyd Mayweather"[while preparing for his comeback after being KOd by a Danny Garcia who threw the same hook at him all night and just waited til he landed it flush]

 

Even from the early days, Khan's been a prima donna "All these guys like Murray, Thaxton, these domestic-level guys, they better hurry if they want to fight me cos I'm too good for this level, I'm goin places" "Jon Thaxton's challenged you" "Oh yeah, well, err, he's not worthy of challenging me yet"

Jon Thaxton is probably the worst example you could have made...he proved himself right on that score, however in general Amir doesnt spout in your face shit, he is merely confident and portrays himself so...I really dont see why he gets almost singled out for abuse because he doesnt concede he has little chance of winning, lets face it, its already started and he hasnt said fuck all yet!!
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Jon Thaxton is probably the worst example you could have made...he proved himself right on that score, however in general Amir doesnt spout in your face shit,

 

He proved himself right with hindisght, but at the time, Thaxton was British champion and Khan was a kid who9 was fighting Steffy Bull - a journeyman who was retired and meant to be in the audience that night. Khan was the one gobbing off about how he was so much better than everyone else, how everyone was just jealous of him, then he bottled it when Thaxton said "alright, let's do it"

 

Khan showed us all we needed to know with the Peterson fight - having allowed himself to be outworked, outmuscled and outboxed by Peterson, he went on an excuse-making tour of the world "Err, err, it wasn't fair, the referee should have split us up...err, I was robbed by the judges, I won that fight...I shouldn't have had a point deducted...the guy in the hat did it! " Unfortunately, it then emerged Peterson had tried cheating the drug testers, but Khan had no way of knowing that when he did his obnoxious arsehole bit.

 

And of course when he lost and his career was of less interest to America, he pretended he was fighting in the UK "for the fans" and then the moment he got the chance of a decent fight, he fucked off back to America.

 

Don't try to make out Khan is the victim of some mean internet bullies - he brings it on himself when he opens his mouth!

 

EDIT: I forgot his famous habit of taking his losses like a man...by blaming his trainer and firing them!

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He proved himself right with hindisght, but at the time, Thaxton was British champion and Khan was a kid who9 was fighting Steffy Bull - a journeyman who was retired and meant to be in the audience that night. Khan was the one gobbing off about how he was so much better than everyone else, how everyone was just jealous of him, then he bottled it when Thaxton said "alright, let's do it"

 

Khan showed us all we needed to know with the Peterson fight - having allowed himself to be outworked, outmuscled and outboxed by Peterson, he went on an excuse-making tour of the world "Err, err, it wasn't fair, the referee should have split us up...err, I was robbed by the judges, I won that fight...I shouldn't have had a point deducted...the guy in the hat did it! " Unfortunately, it then emerged Peterson had tried cheating the drug testers, but Khan had no way of knowing that when he did his obnoxious arsehole bit.

 

And of course when he lost and his career was of less interest to America, he pretended he was fighting in the UK "for the fans" and then the moment he got the chance of a decent fight, he fucked off back to America.

 

Don't try to make out Khan is the victim of some mean internet bullies - he brings it on himself when he opens his mouth!

 

EDIT: I forgot his famous habit of taking his losses like a man...by blaming his trainer and firing them!

Im not making anything out....the simple fact is that Khan gets castigated for acting no worst than 99.9% of other fighters when it comes to talking themselves up, all this he brings it on himself is retarded!
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Im not making anything out....the simple fact is that Khan gets castigated for acting no worst than 99.9% of other fighters when it comes to talking themselves up, all this he brings it on himself is retarded!

 

I happily castigate all fighters who talk shit, get unearned opportunities, get more media attention than they deserve and talk the talk when they don't walk the walk. Khan and Haye being the two big British examples, Koki being the Japanese example, Broner and Wilder being American examples and Canelo being a Mexican example.

 

It's great that Khan works on the Ric Flair logic of "to be the man, you must beat the man" but when lesser men have beaten and stopped Khan it's clear he will never be the man.

 

In regards to Floyd I hope he takes on an unbeaten young lion. Porter or Garcia would be much better fights than a Khan bout. They'd have no chance but both are more deserving.

 

Also no fighter can play the race card then expect to keep fans on his side like Khan has seemingly tried.

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Also no fighter can play the race card then expect to keep fans on his side like Khan has seemingly tried.

 

--- One name, one fighter, Floyd Jr playing many race cards, many wild cards.....been working like a charm on the financial front that's for sure with no shortage of fans loving it!

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I happily castigate all fighters who talk shit, get unearned opportunities, get more media attention than they deserve and talk the talk when they don't walk the walk. Khan and Haye being the two big British examples, Koki being the Japanese example, Broner and Wilder being American examples and Canelo being a Mexican example.

 

It's great that Khan works on the Ric Flair logic of "to be the man, you must beat the man" but when lesser men have beaten and stopped Khan it's clear he will never be the man.

 

In regards to Floyd I hope he takes on an unbeaten young lion. Porter or Garcia would be much better fights than a Khan bout. They'd have no chance but both are more deserving.

 

Also no fighter can play the race card then expect to keep fans on his side like Khan has seemingly tried.

I dont see him as a shit talker in anyway, the lad says he is better than his opponent and will beat him, that aint shit talk its confidence...I pity the fighter who aint got confidence!
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