Pacquiao May Fight Amir Khan in Dubai This Year?

Pacquiao wants to fight this year, will it be his last?

Earlier, there were rumors that the fight would take place in the Philippines but unfortunately, this would be far from happening unless there is someone with a really deep pocket who would sponsor and match the potential money, Pacquiao would earn if he fights again in Australia or in other countries.
According to a reliable source, Pacquiao’s team may be looking at fighting Amir Khan again in Dubai. This is not something new as even before Pacquiao was scheduled to fight Jeff Horn, they were already trying to make this fight happen and according to reports back then, it’s either the investor has backed out or it was a bogus one and Bob Arum isn’t really buying in any of it.
In another attempt to make it happen, Team Pacquiao is said to be flying to Dubai with Manny Pacquiao to negotiate the deal.
Pacquiao recently denied Jeff Horn of a rematch from their controversial fight and it looks like the champion from Australia will never get it at all.

What should be the next move of Pacquiao?

Fight Amir Khan in Dubai
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Ben “Funky” Askren retained the ONE Welterweight World Championship

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), sent shockwaves throughout the crowd at the 15,000-seater Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China with an exciting evening of world-class martial arts action. ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI showcased a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by a thrilling headliner that left fans on the edge of their seats. In the main event, Ben “Funky” Askren of the United States retained the ONE Welterweight World Championship, defeating Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam of Sweden.

In the main event of ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI, reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion and one of the best martial artists in the world pound-for-pound, Ben “Funky” Askren of the United States easily took care of Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam of Sweden, taking his younger foe down to the mat at will with his world-class wrestling and finishing him with a volley of punches. On the mat, the former US Olympian effortlessly secured a mount position and relentlessly pounded on the Swedish striker to compel veteran referee Yuji Shimada to halt the action in the second round.


Ben Askren, ONE Welterweight World Champion, stated: “I really had a wonderful time in Shanghai. Thanks for having me. It’s an honor to be here. To everyone who is watching from all around the world, thank you guys so much, it means the world to me.”


Askren added: “I am ready for anyone in the world who wants to step up to the plate and challenge me for my title.”


In the co-main event of the evening, Chinese flyweight prospect Ma Hao Bin returned to the ONE Championship cage against compatriot Hexigetu, and his performance certainly did not disappoint. Known by the moniker “The Southern Eagle,” Ma once again proved his mettle on the ground with another technical grappling showcase, converting several takedown attempts, ultimately winning by guillotine choke with ten seconds remaining in the second round.


Singaporean prospect Amir Khan continued his winning roll inside the ONE Championship cage by stopping Jaroslav Jartim of Czech Republic. Khan wasted no time in bringing the action to the mat with a successful takedown. Once on the ground, Khan rained down heavy blows to punish Jartim. Although Jartim found a way to return to his feet, Khan easily secured the finish in the stand-up trade with a left high kick and strong right cross. Jartim succumbed shortly after as the referee deemed him unable to continue. The technical knockout conquest earned Khan his fifth straight victory.

In one of the most exciting matchups of the evening, Xu Chun Yan of China and Eh Ya Nut of Cambodia put on a spectacular showcase of aggression to the roar of a packed crowd as the two competitors engaged in a skirmish in the opening moments of the strawweight contest. Although she is known for her boxing background, Xu flaunted her solid ground game to pacify her Cambodian opponent’s firepower in the stand-up trade, wearing down Eh Ya Nut and steering her to a decisive victory by way of unanimous decision.

Japanese veteran Tetsuya Yamada claimed his first win under the ONE Championship umbrella, submitting China-based American Kyle Rozewski. The finish came swiftly when Yamada effortlessly took Rozewski down to the canvas and fastened a rear-naked choke to earn the victory in the first round.

Sagetdao Petpayathai of Thailand was successful in his second outing as a ONE Championship athlete, defeating Mahmoud Mohamed of Egypt. The Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai legend lit up Mohamed with his powerful striking, tagging the Egyptian with lightning quick elbows and thudding punch combinations. Petpayathai opened up his hands and drove Mohamed to the mat where he unleashed the bout-ending sequence to clinch the victory by technical knockout in the first round.

“Supermom” Miao Jie of China made a triumphant promotional debut in ONE Championship by submitting Mona Samir of Egypt. Miao got the job done by forcing Samir to tap with an armbar submission in just 49 seconds of the very first round.

In a battle of Chinese lightweight standouts, Zhang Ze Hao came out on top of Li Cheng Chao. Having a solid game plan to topple Li, Zhang delivered a sensational performance, forcing his opponent to succumb to strikes in the third round.

Xie Chao of China and Marc Marcellinus of Malaysia kicked off ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI in exciting fashion. Both men wasted no time in going to battle at the center of the cage. With the two stalwarts spent after just a few minutes of action, it was Xie who came away with the win via submission in the first round.

Official results for ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI
ONE Welterweight World Championship bout: Ben Askren defeats Zebaztian Kadestam by TKO (Strikes)  at 4:09 minutes of round 2

Flyweight bout: Ma Hao Bin defeats Hexigetu by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:50 minutes of round 2
Lightweight bout: Amir Khan defeats Jaroslav Jartim by TKO (Strikes) at 3:46 minutes of round 1
Strawweight bout: Xu Chun Yan defeats Eh Ya Nut by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Featherweight bout: Tetsuya Yamada defeats Kyle Rozewski by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:55 minutes of round 1
Featherweight bout: Sagetdao Petpayathai defeats Mahmoud Mohamed by TKO (Strikes) at 1:41 minutes of round 1
Strawweight bout: Miao Jie defeats Mona Samir by Submission (Armbar) at 0:49 minutes of round 1
Lightweight bout: Zhang Ze Hao defeats Li Cheng Chao by TKO (Strikes) at 2:53 minutes of round 3
Featherweight bout: Xie Chao defeats Marc Marcellinus by Submission (Kimura) at 1:28 minutes of round 1

In case you missed the action log on to www.onefc.com/livestream for the full replay of the fights at only US $9.99.

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The Ever Entertaining Chavez Jr on Pacquiao vs Khan

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is taking training very seriously for the Chavez-Canelo fight on May 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this video, Elie Seckbach gets to interview the ever entertaining Chavez Jr and what he has to say about the Pacman-Khan fight.

 
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Khan vs Pacquiao is a Done Deal – Let’s Have Fun Comparing Them!

Manny Pacquiao vs Amir Khan
Manny Pacquiao vs Amir Khan
If CNN and other big news media are reporting it, then it must be true. We are sincerely excited to see Manny Pacquiao fight again but it ain’t going to be cool if this fight suddenly falls out. Certainly happier to see Manny face his former sparring partner. Both of them may already have been familiar with each other having to train under the supervision of Hall of Fame Trainer Freddie Roach. Khan, on the other hand, is now being trained by Virgil Hunter.
The fight is set to happen in April this year in Dubai and what is said to the biggest event in boxing in UAE.
Just before we stack them up and compare their statistics, Let’s just be clear that this fight is not set in stone yet according to Bob Arum the promoter of Manny Pacquiao, so this could still change but hopefully pushes through.
The comparisons are based on papers and statistics. It is not intended to tell you who will win the fight but should give you an idea. We will also have a bit of fun in the comparison.

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Name:  Manny Pacquiao vs Amir Khan – Pacquiao’s name is more popular so he obviously wins this.
Age:  Manny is 38 vs Amir who is only 30 years old –  Amir takes this one. He is in the prime of his life.  At age 30, Manny was beating down the likes of Hatton, Diaz, Cotto and Dela Hoya. This could be the chance of Khan to elevate his name in the boxing world.
Nickname:  Pacman vs King Khan – Can’t argue who has the better monicker but I would say that Manny lived up to his nickname better than Khan who have not really been considered yet as the top dog in boxing. Pacquiao however has fought like a Pacman, relentlessly throwing punches and attacking. Although did you know that the Pacman actually when reversed means MANny PACquiao.
Height: 5 ft 6 in , 67 in reach vs 5 ft 8 inches, 71 in reach – You could say that Amir’s got an edge on this but Manny has been fighting taller guys and performing better against them. I do not think I could give an edge to Amir, so let’s be neutral on this.

Record:  Manny (59-6-2) 38 KO vs Khan (31-4) 19 KO – I do not even have to say anything.
Championships: Pacquiao is an 8 division champ vs while Khan has been a unified champ in light welterweight (WBA and IBF) – I am becoming one sided with my comparisons but what can I do, these are the facts.
Jobs: Manny is a boxer, a basketball player, a senator, an actor, a singer, there is a lot more attached to Manny Pacquiao’s name vs  Khan who I believe boxing is his full time job. I would give this criteria in favor of Amir Khan. Pacquiao in recent years may still be a great boxer but his other responsibilities may have to take a toll on him soon.
There are a lot more things to compare and talk about these two fighters but this should be it for now. All I am hoping is for this fight to finally take place. Let’s wait.
Meanwhile, lets enjoy some highlights courtesy of Amir Khan.

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Manny Pacquiao’s Knockout Highlights – ALL 36 KO’s

There have been talks going on that Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan will now fight each other in UAE. It appears that the Pacquiao-Horn deal is off and the purse offer for the Australian deal contest was not to the 38-year-old, 8-world championship’s liking. The UAE organizers are said to be offering $38 million dollars to stage the fight, a much higher deal. 
The Pacquiao-Khan fight is now dependent on the the UAE organizers coming up with a large amount of money. If they do, then the fight will be staged either April or June but not May according to Arum since he said that the senate in the Philippines will be in session then. 
For the meantime, while negotiations are taking place, let’s look back and watch Manny’s knockout highlights below.

Khan bully Peterson Create a Caption!

December 10, 2011 was a dreaded day to remember for Amir Khan as he got his second lost of his career against Lamont Peterson. Not only did he lost but he also lost the WBA (Super) & IBF Light Welterweight titles. May 19, 2012 could be a day of redemption for Amir Khan as he gets a chance to once again prove that he is a better boxer. In the meanwhile lets create a caption. Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson.

Amir Khan and Pacquiao will train together April

 Amir Khan Training in the Philippines
Khan and Pacquiao both have the same trainer, Hall-of-Famer Freddie Roach. Former world light welterweight champion Amir Khan of Britain will train with the pound for pound boxing champion Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines for their upcoming boxing matches.  Amir Khan is training for his rematch against Lamont Peterson who dethroned him on their last fight while Manny Pacquiao will be battling against undefeated Tim Bradley. Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson will be held on May 19 in Las Vegas while Pacquiao vs Bradley will be on June 9 in the same venue.



 

Amir Khan said:

“We will train together for the first part of April,” Khan told RingTV. “Manny’s brought his own gym in Manila, so they want us to train over there with him.”

“I have to go and follow wherever Freddie goes,”

The British boxer said it is unlikely that he and Pacquiao will spar together.

“We’re facing different styles and differen opponents. But if he wants to spar, then we’ll spar,”
Khan expects Mexican champion Julio Cesar Chavez and Jorge Linares to also join them in the training camp in Manila.

“Manny’s his man first, and then, I’m second. Then it’s Linares and then it’s Chavez,” said Khan. “So they have to follow him (Roach), also. If they don’t want to follow, then they’ll have to go their own way.”
 

Amir Khan training in the Philippines

 

Must Watch Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson Post Fight Press Conference

Must Watch Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson Post Fight Press Conference. Amir Khan obviously disappointed about the lost and his performance was not at all at the level that we expected to be or maybe we just underestimated  Lamont Peterson. A win is a win and this fight was an excellent fight.

Watch Amir Khan vs Lamont Peterson Post Fight Press Conference

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Amir Khan: I’d Fight Miguel Cotto at Welterweight

Amir Khan one of the superstar pupil of Freddie Roach will be fighting Lamont Peterson in DC and is looking very confident. He also said that if Barack Obama wants to watch will give him a good seat and He want to fight Cotto at 147 since no one is touching them at 140lbs. Amir Khan: I’d Fight Miguel Cotto at Welterweight video

Amir Khan: I’d Fight Miguel Cotto at Welterweight

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Amir Khan vs Zab Judah fight already started

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Amir Khan and Zab Judah will be getting inside the ring on July 3, after a heated of the ring battle they are very close to the real thing as both of them could not stop throwing words at each other and  even recently on their press conference they are still at it. Khan said – “I don’t think this is his time,” Khan said. “I know how to beat Judah. He doesn’t have the hunger that I do. I don’t think he can take the belt off me.” while Judah on the other hand said“Amir can deal with a loss right now. It’s ‘Super’ Judah time.”

Amir Khan vs. Paul McCloskey: Post Fight Press conference

Amir Khan vs. Paul McCloskey: Post Fight Press conference

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Amir Khan beats Paul McClosky

Trainer Freddie Roach is outlining some every big opponents for Amir Khan. He wants the British star to face a major opponent in the next couple of months. On Saturday night at the MEN Arena in Manchester, Khan (25-1, 17KOs) retained his WBA junior welterweight with a six round technical decision over Paul McCloskey (22-1, 12KOs). Their bout was stopped early in the sixth round after a clash of heads opened up a cut above the left eye of McCloskey. All three judges scored it 60-54.
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“I think we could face Timothy Bradley to unify the division. He could go up to welterweight and fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. We could even fight the winner of Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz. We are ready to step up and fight the best opponents that we can,” Roach said.
The stoppage of McCloskey was controversial as the Irish fighter was pleading with the referee to continue. Roach is not bothered by the short night.
“I think Amir hurt him a few times in that round. If it would have continued, I think Amir woud have stopped him in that round,” Roach said.
 Amir Khan vs Paul McCloskey
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Freddie Roach with Amir Khan, preparing for Paul Mccloskey
Amir Khan vs. Paul McCloskey is a 140-pound world title fight, that is going to be aired on HBO’s Boxing After Dark. As part of an HBO televised, the split-site double-header that will include WBC Welterweight Championship, Andre Berto vs. Victor Ortiz. Following on from Khan’s successful title defense against Marcos Maidana, Champion Amir will return back to Manchester and continue his title defense against EBU Super Lightweight Champion Paul McCloskey at the Manchester Evening News Arena.

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Freddie Roach and Amir Khan here in Baguio to train.



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Khan-Maidana fight confirmed for Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) – Britain’s Amir Khan will defend his World Boxing Association 140-pound world title on December 11 in Las Vegas, taking on Argentina’s Marcos Maidana, Golden Boy Promotions confirmed Thursday.
Khan, who fashioned a stunning American debut when he stopped Paulie Malignaggi in the 11th round of a lopsided bout in New York in May, will fight in Vegas for the first time.
He agreed earlier this month to what could prove a tough encounter with Maidana, who has won four straight fights since dropping a split decision to Andreas Kotelnik last year.
Khan, who won Olympic silver in Athens, beat Kotelnik last year to claim the WBA light welterweight crown.

Amir Khan Collapsed!

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Amir Khan the boxing champ who defeated Paul Malignaggi last May 15, 2010 was reportedly rushed to the hospital for unknown reason.

The 23 years old, WBA world light-welterweight champion have watched the FIFA in South Africa and when he arrived home that is when his temperature was getting high.


A test at the Beaumont Hospital had been done to identify the reason for the sickness, doctors believe that he might have been bitten by something during his travel.

I hope Amir can get well soon, he is one of the top prospect in boxing and with his skill and talent he could reach the level of Pacquiao. Amir and Pacquiao is training under Freddie Roach.

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Amir Khan dominates Malignaggi

By Ben Thompson | May 15, 2010

Amir Khan put a thorough beating on Paulie Malignaggi, and Victor Ortiz cruised to a virtual shutout win over Nate Campbell tonight on HBO Boxing After Dark in New York.
Khan (23-1, 17 KO) was simply too fast, too big, and too good for Malignaggi (27-4, 5 KO), stopping him in the 11th round when referee Steve Smoger decided enough was enough. It was a fine stoppage, as Malignaggi had no hope of winning and Khan was pitching a shutout. Malignaggi’s face had swollen badly and he just wasn’t able to do anything against Khan.
I had in the past said Khan had top five handspeed across the entire sport, but before this fight I considered that statement and wondered if his speed would still look quite as fast against the quick Malignaggi. Well, it did, and it took about one minute total to see that Amir Khan has elite handspeed. That kid is fast.

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This was a class performance by Khan, who I had up 100-90 at the time of stoppage. He made his American debut with a very impressive performance, more aggressive than he was against Andriy Kotelnik and just as dominant. The question now is what’s next. Max Kellerman mentioned Marcos Maidana, the hard-punching Argentinean, after the fight, and Khan said he’d “love” to fight Maidana next. Khan even proposed he’ll face Maidana, and Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander should fight each other, and the winners could meet up after that.
For Paulie Malignaggi, this was a bad loss. Malignaggi made no excuses, and just gave Khan credit. He was very honest about his own performance. He’ll go on. There are a lot of guys he can beat still, and he did his best tonight. He just wasn’t good enough to beat Khan.
In the co-feature, Victor Ortiz (27-2-1, 21 KO) won an easy decision over a very faded Nate Campbell (33-6-1, 25 KO). We’ll have a lot more on this fight in a full breakdown later tonight, because I have a lot of thoughts on both fighters coming out of this one. Ortiz on on scores of 100-89 (twice) and 99-90. Bad Left Hook scored it 99-90.

Roach files libel rap for ‘drug slurs’ vs Pacquiao, Khan

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MANILA, Philippines – Prized boxing trainer Freddie Roach has filed a libel complaint against former world champion Paulie Malignaggi for his “drug slur” against superstar Manny Pacquiao and UK’s Amir Khan.
According to a report by Telegraph.co.uk’s Gareth Davies, Roach filed the libel rap against the former International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior welterweight champion several weeks ago for implying that Pacquiao and Khan might be using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).


“Amir and Manny work with me and my trainers. I know what goes on in my gym and I’ve had enough of this rubbish. That’s why we’ve issued a libel suit,” said Roach.
Malignaggi is set to battle Khan in New York City on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) for the World Boxing Association (WBA) junior welterweight title.
The boxers nearly came to blows during the official weigh-in on Friday (Saturday in Manila) when tension between the fighters and their entourages sparked a hysterical outbreak of pushing and shoving that security officers had to break up.
“Paulie brought it up that Amir might be on something because he trains with us. My guys are clean. It’s an insult because the success of my fighters is down to hard work,” said Roach.
Malignaggi has repeatedly been harping about Pacquiao possibly taking drugs since he has been able to beat bigger opponents like Miguel Cotto and Oscar de la Hoya.
“I’m not a complete idiot that just accuses people of something without having my reasons to believe what it is I’m saying,” Malignaggi said in an earlier report.
Malignaggi sided with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s insinuations that PEDs were the reason for Pacquiao’s recent successes against bigger fighters.
Mayweather’s camp had demanded that the Filipino undergo Olympic-style blood testing before their supposed super fight in March. This led to the collapse of negotiations between the two boxers.
When pressed to specify his reasons for the PED claim, Malignaggi only cited Pacquiao’s “sheer size”.
“All the lean muscle he’s put on in such a short amount of time, the size of his head. And how does a guy just jump from featherweight and just walking through welterweight killer like [Miguel] Cotto? It just doesn’t make any sense,” he said.

Amir Khan vs. Paulie Malignaggi Preview , Weigh in & Picks

By Trent Pusey

Amir Khan and Paulie Malignaggi headline an HBO twinbill this Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. In a night featuring the top light welterweights, Khan-Malignaggi will be accompanied by Victor Ortiz vs. Nate Campbell. The HBO doubleheader begins at 9:45pm ET.

Amir Khan vs. Paulie Malignaggi
WBA Light Welterweight Title
Money Line: Khan -500; Malignaggi +350 

Amir Khan, 22-1 (16 KOs), is hoping to make the best of his United States debut. Khan, a native of the United Kingdom, captured a Silver Medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. This will be the first fight away from Khan’s home turf as he tries to establish himself atop the crowded 140-pound division. At 23 years of age, Khan is quickly becoming a complete fighter. He has speed, power, and a natural boxing gift. He also added trainer extraordinaire Freddie Roach to his team in 2008. The only kink in his armor so far would be a suspect chin. Khan was knocked out in his only loss, a 2008 bout against Breidis Prescott that took less than a minute. Khan made the move to Roach after the loss and has won his last four fights. If Amir Khan wants to make a good first impression in the United States, he ought to steer clear of a powerful puncher.

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Enter Paulie Malignaggi, 27-3 (5 KOs). Malignaggi is not a power puncher. His last stoppage victory was in 2003. But what Paulie lacks in power, he makes up for in quickness. Malignaggi was on the verge of becoming a light welterweight afterthought when he was robbed of a decision over Juan Diaz in August of 2009 in Diaz’ hometown of Houston. Malignaggi was granted a rematch and got his career back on track with a win later that year. Amir Khan is a young, out-spoken, cocky up-and-comer, much like Malignaggi was five years ago. Now more battle-weary, Malignaggi is relishing the opportunity to shut the new kid up. A war of words has already been waged between the two, a fight that Malignaggi would win hands down. But Malignaggi needs to be focused and precise inside the ring this Saturday to have any shot at spoiling King Khan’s debut in New York.

Staff Predictions
Corey: I’m not sold on Khan by any means yet. In his last outing, he had Salita finished off before any real assessment could be made. Prior to that, he won the WBA title against Kotelnik but had a lot of problems landing anything clean on an opponent who simply kept his guard tight. Malignaggi is a much more difficult target to hit. He slips punches well, and when he does get hit, has shown a tough chin. At the same time, he doesn’t pose much of a threat to Khan’s less than stellar chin, which is the reason he has landed this gig. In a nip and tuck affair, Khan’s flashy punching will prove just enough to get him past Malignaggi with a close decision, 115-113.
Paul: I don’t give Paulie much of a chance in this one and I honestly can’t envision a scenario where he can win. If Paulie fights on the outside, Khan’s foot speed and athleticism will be too much. If Paulie tries to crack Khan’s chin, Khan’s hand speed and physical strength will batter him. Plus, Paulie hasn’t looked good against a legit junior welterweight since his first bout with N’dou back in 2007 (and, no, I don’t consider a pudgy lightweight Juan Diaz, post-Campbell and Marquez, as a legit 140-pounder). Nothing short of a complete emotional breakdown from Khan will stop him from taking the win. My prediction is Khan via TKO in 7 brutally one-sided rounds.
Trent: Amir Khan may be biting off more than he can chew by taking Paulie Malignaggi in his United States debut. I’ve counted Malignaggi out before and I’m not so quick to do it again this time around. Paulie won’t knock Khan out but he can certainly hurt him. Malignaggi seems to fight better when he’s highly motivated and Khan has done a good job of getting under the skin of Malignaggi. Khan will have more than one round of work ahead of him, and I think Khan will be as equally motivated as Malignaggi. Khan has the speed and reach to counter Paulie, something Juan Diaz was lacking. Plus, Freddie Roach will not allow his man to get too far behind in the fight if Paulie brings his A-game. I expect Malignaggi to hold his own but in the end he will not have anything to complain about. Khan will take the decision 117-111.