McCloskey’s trainer says Khan shouldn’t look past his fighter
By Scott Gilfoid: If you haven’t already noticed, WBA Super World light welterweight champion Amir Khan (24-1, 17 KO’s) seems to be looking past his scheduled next opponent Paul McCloskey (22-0, 13 KO’s) towards a unification fight against Timothy Bradley in July, and even beyond that for a dream fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Here Khan hasn’t even beaten McCloskey, and he’s thinking one and two fights beyond that already. Oh boy, I don’t like this. Khan’s getting cocky already.
McCloskey’s trainer, John Breen, had this to say about Khan in an article at the mirror: “Khan is already talking about his next fight on July 23. He shouldn’t do that. He really shouldn’t underestimate Paul McCloskey.”
I totally agree with Mr. Breen. Khan is about to get knocked off his high horse. We may see Khan get royally spanked again like he was in the Breidis Prescott fight when he came in there looking confident like he could walk on water and was immediately knocked out in the 1st round. The last thing Khan should be doing is looking past a guy like McCloskey considering how bad Khan looked in his last fight against Marcos Maidana. That wasn’t a good performance from Khan. He was getting bounced around the ring for the last three rounds, and the fight probably would have been stopped by a lot of referees in the 10th when Khan did his chicken dance after getting hit by a hard right hand from Maidana.
Khan was staggering around and taking one-way punishment for the entire 10th. A lot of referees would have pulled the plug on Khan or at least penalized him for holding the entire round. Khan lost that fight in my book because I think he would have been knocked out had the referee not kept separating him from Maidana while Khan was getting the stuffing beaten out of him in the last three rounds. Khan escaped that fight more winning it. How he can now be looking past both McCloskey and Bradley towards a fight with Mayweather is beyond me. I think Khan needs to sit down and watch the Maidana fight again with someone like me to give him the straight talk about how horrible he looked. There not good. I see Khan possibly losing to McCloskey and definitely losing to Bradley. And if Khan ever faces Maidana again, Khan will get knocked out no matter where the fight takes place or how many times he’s separated from Maidana while taking punishment.