But then Khan is not your average young man. No sooner had he recovered from the battering at the heavy hands of Prescott, than Khan packed his bags and jetted off to Los Angeles to work with Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach at his wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. Eight fights later Khan is now the WBA and IBF light-welterweight king and on the verge becoming a genuine top 10 pound for pound boxer.
I will be the first to admit that after seeing the way Khan fell apart against Prescott I thought to myself ‘nice boxer, great skills but no chin and lacks the physical strength needed to make it to the top’. Whilst I’m in confession I have to also say that even after the beating he took against Marcos Maidana ‘I worried for his health and safety, thinking he was too brave for his own good’. But on reflection Khan proved that night that he has a massive boxing heart and the desire to become the very best. And if as expected he dispatches of Lamont Peterson in style this weekend then he will command some very big fights up a division at 147lb and be knocking on the door as a pound for pound No.1 contender. who would have thought that three years ago?
It has to be said ‘The Boy From Bolton Has done Good.’
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December 8, 2011