The chances of Khan surviving even one of Judah’s uppercuts is extremely remote
By Scott Gilfoid: The much talked about fight between WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (25-1, 17 KO’s) and IBF light welterweight champion Zab Judah (41-6, 28 KO’s) is about to become reality, as two fighters are reportedly in agreement about a 45-55 purse split with Khan getting the bigger chunk and keeping all the UK pay per view money. The only thing that has to be decided is the venue – Atlantic City or Las Vegas.
At that point, we’ll have the contracts signed for a fight that will be taking place on July 23 and shown on HBO and possibly Sky, depending on whether the Khan’s are ok with going back that network after they decided not to put Khan’s mismatch against Paul McCloskey on PPV last April. But with that said. I see Khan getting knocked out in vicious fashion by Judah in this fight.
This is going to be one of those highlight reel-type knockout loss for Khan. It’s not that Khan doesn’t have fast hands and quick feet. Believe me, Khan can run around the ring for 12 round full rounds when he’s being chased by a power puncher. He can also throw blinding flurries, missing 90% of the shots and still win rounds despite all the missed punches. But the things will go wrong in the Judah fight when Khan gets tagged at some point by one of Judah’s huge uppercuts.
It’s a fact of life that Judah is going to connect with one of those shots eventually. Khan can run like the devil for as long as he likes, but sooner or later, Judah is going to get Khan near enough to land one of his trademark uppercuts and that will all she wrote. Judah is a lot quicker than Marcos Maidana, who Khan was almost knocked out against last December, and Judah is a one punch knockout guy at this point in his career. Khan’s chin is weak and vulnerable, and begging to be tapped by one of Judah’s uppercuts.
It’s going to have a big bullseye on it because Judah is going to be aiming right for Khan’s tender chin all night long on July 23, looking for that one shot to end it. Judah won’t waste time trying to match Khan’s work rate. He knows better. Instead, Judah will wait for the opening and pounce like a tiger attacking a small doe and smash Khan in the chin and send him down for the 10 count. I really don’t give Khan any chance in this fight. The loss will be a good thing for Khan, because he can start over and won’t have any excuses for why he can’t fight Breidis Prescott again. Khan won’t be able to say that he would get nothing from that fight, because he would be in the same boat as Prescott.
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