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Khan-Campbell Is One Of Many Possibilities For Khan’s Future

khan453432By Peter Wells: After Amir Khan’s fantastic 1st round stoppage of Dmitriy Salita has now opened the doors to a new world of fights. I expected Amir to stop Salita after 7 rounds, not 1, and that was a spectacular display of power and speed, absolutely breath taking. I can say that Khan’s move up to Light Welterweight is the best move of his career, and now there are so many fighters he can chose from, the world is his oyster. But with so many challenges, he is sure to slip up somewhere, that’s why it’s not a good idea to put him in with the elite fighters of the 140lb division just yet.

After the fight Amir Khan said he would be interested in fighting Juan Manuel Marquez, which is a big risk. Marquez was out of his depth against Floyd, and his fight before that he came from behind to knock out Juan Diaz. Marquez isn’t finished yet and has a lot more to give, and he is a banger and isn’t overwhelmed by speed as Pacquiao found out as their fights progressed. So maybe someone a bit less than Juan Manuel Marquez.

The fight I think would be the best option is against veteran former Lightweight king Nate Campbell, the Galaxy Warrior is past his best and can be overwhelmed by speed and body shots as Timothy Bradley showed, who is another possibility for the future if he gets past Lamont Peterson. Nate Campbell has only had one fight at Light Welterweight were he had a no-contest with Timothy Bradley. Nate was under serious pressure before a head clash caused a nasty cut over Campbell’s left eye. The referee called the fight off at the end of the 3rd ruling it a TKO victory for Bradley. It was later changed to a no-contest, but it wasn’t going to last long though as Campbell was looking in serious trouble. I’d like Khan to fight Campbell; it would be a big fight if he thought in America and if he stopped Campbell who has only been stopped twice from his five defeats. It would send out an even bigger statement to the world and would maybe set out a bout with Timothy Bradley.

There are other possibilities in Paulie Malignaggi or Juan Diaz; he could fight the winner or the loser because they are both decent fighters who would also send out a statement if he beat them. Then theirs the Hatton fight, which is still a possibility, but a fight I wouldn’t be interested in as a big boxing fan, but it would sell big time. Also there is Marcos Maidana who stopped big hopeful Victor Ortiz and would be a huge risk for Khan, but it has to happen. There are also Kendall Holt or World Boxing Council champ Devon Alexander, and another good fight would be against Ricardo Torres who is no doubt past his best.

If there are any more fighters out there for Khan please add them, there are many more that could be worth a thought.

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