Did Khan dominate Pacquiao During Sparring a Session?
By Manuel Perez: The latest word that I’m hearing is that World Boxing Association light welterweight champion Amir Khan (21-1, 15 KO’s) dominated Manny Pacquiao (49-3-2, 37 KO’s) in their sparring sessions at trainer Freddie Roach’s Wildcard Gym, in Los Angeles not too long ago.
I’m hearing that Khan did such a good job of sparring with Pacquiao that Roach came away convinced that Khan had what it takes to be a champion. I already heard a long time ago that Khan had done a pretty good job of beating Pacquiao up during these sparring sessions, but I didn’t realize how dominating it was. Look for yourself at the video.
It looks like Pacquiao is too slow and not able to keep up with the speed and power of Khan. Obviously, this is just a small segment of their sparring sessions but I can imagine it probably got much worse than this in the other portions of their sparring. I think this might not be a good fight down the road for Khan. Pacquiao looked like a child against Khan and was really getting his backside kicked in a royal fashion.
If Pacquiao doesn’t get beaten up too badly by Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez or Floyd Mayweather Jr., a fight against Khan might not be a bad idea. It looks like here that Khan has too much speed, reach, power and height for Pacquiao. I guess that means there would be some kind weight draining catch weight stipulation for Khan to get him weak enough to make a fight of it for Pacquiao. I could see Khan having to drain down to super featherweight to make this fight happen.
I don’t think it would matter. Khan is young enough to drop weight without it hurting him and Pacquiao would find himself in for a long night much like his first fight against Erik Morales and his two fights against Marquez. I sure hope Pacquiao doesn’t quit to go into politics.
I’d like to see Khan spar with Pacquiao some more, but this time for a full 12 rounds. Khan would probably do well against Pacquiao for 12 rounds like he’s seen here in the video and make an easy fight of it. Khan appears to really have Pacquiao’s number in the video.