Judah will have too much power for Khan
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (25-1, 17 KO’s) really stepped in it this time by choosing IBF light welterweight champion Zab Judah (41-6, 28 KO’s) to fight on July 23 instead of one of the weak guys that Khan has been mostly fighting since being starched in the 1st round by Breidis Prescott three years ago.
Khan is in deep, deep trouble against Judah and I don’t know what Khan do to keep from getting knocked out. Forget about winning the fight, Khan is going to lose and lose big time against Judah. The real question here is only how Khan will lose the fight. If his legs are good, he might be able to run for a while to survive long enough to lose a lopsided 12 round decision.
But once Khan’s skinny legs get tired, Judah is going to drop the boom on him by tagging him with one of his monstrous uppercuts and knock Khan clean out. I see Khan as a British version of Jose Armando Santa Cruz, a fighter that fought Judah last year in July and was doing okay for a while throwing a pesky jab and landing combinations from time to time until Judah connected with a big upper cut that put Santa Cruz on the canvas for the rest of the fight.
This is what’s going to happen to Khan. He’ll move around for a while and maybe even look good for two or three rounds, but as soon as Judah catches him with his uppercut or one of his power shots, it’s all over for Khan. They’ll likely be stretchering Khan out of the ring at that point.
Judah is too quick, too powerful and too damn good for Khan to beat. It’s going to be kind of sad to see the Khan hype end with a knockout, but it was bound to happen sooner or later. It’s just good that a fighter with a name will be the one to knock Khan out rather than some unknown guy that he’s dug up to fight.