If Anyone Can, King Khan Can
By Simon Graham
Amir Khan steps into the ring at the legendary Madison Square Garden New York City this Saturday and many argue that this is a fight Khan cannot win, it is one big fight too many.
Khan will step into the ring and trade punches with one of the best pound for pound boxers on the scene today. Terrence Crawford boasts a superb record of 34 fights 34 wins with 25 coming by way of knockout a formidable opponent and monumental task.
Amir is no stranger to the big occasion and make no bones about it he will be up for the challenge, he is a former unified light-welterweight world champion having held the WBA title from 2009 to 2012, and the IBF title in 2011.
Khan has been battling against all the odds ever since his Olympic win over Mario Kindelan whos amateur record was 358-22, having not lost since 1999 till his retirement in 2004 Kindelan had wins over future professional world champions Felix Trinidad, Miguel Cotto, and Andreas Kotelnik.
During his early career, Khan received all the bad press mostly to do with his lifestyle and brash nature, but in reality, he’s a really nice likable guy, his stint on ‘Im a Celebrity get me out of here’ went a long way to regain back some favour of the British public.
Khan has been in the ring with some top fighters Carlos Molina, Marco Antonia Barrera and Marcos Maidana to name a few but had notable losses to Saul Alvarez and Danny Garcia.
You can’t take it away from him, Khan doesn’t shy away from the big fights, however, his domestic battle with Kell Brook is still the one fight missing from his resume, and what happens on Saturday will go along way to determine if it ever happens.