Khan-Judah: Amir and Zab have a lot to lose but a lot to gain
By Peter Wells: Unification fights are exactly what boxing should be about, and Zab Judah and Amir Khan are willing to put a belt a piece on the line. There are risks for both fights and future clashes could be diminished in 12 rounds.
Amir Khan has been looking far into the future, talking of clashes with Erik Morales, Kell Brook and Floyd Mayweather. But his sole focus is clearly on Zab Judah, and Freddie and Alex will have Khan in tremendous physical and mental shape.
Zab Judah is also looking forward to fights with the top fighters but trainer Pernell Whittaker has chiseled him into tremendous shape. He has opened his eyes to religion and that is what is driving him to prove his doubters wrong.
Amir Khan won’t have an advantage in hand speed but foot speed he will have a considerable advantage in and that could be key. Also a height and reach advantage will allow him the chance to hit and move while Zab will likely be on the front foot for most of the night.
I don’t see a stoppage here and the early rounds may be very cautious but once the feeling out rounds are done their should be some action. I see Khan’s foot speed being a major factor and he can hit and move and i see their being plenty of times were Zab will just stand back while Khan throws combinations his way. Khan should see his way to a decision victory but it won’t be easy to say the least.
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