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Roger Mayweather picks Judah to beat Khan

By William Mackay: Roger Mayweather is picking IBF light welterweight champion Zab Judah to beat WBA light welterweight champ Amir Khan this Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather sees it as a case of Judah having the greater experience and Khan not really having fought any one of substance in the past.

Mayweather, the trainer and uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jr, said this to examiner.com: “I think Zab should beat Amir Khan. He has more skill, he’s a veteran. He done fought the best fighters in the world. Who has Amir Khan beat? He aint beat no real name fighters.”

Mayweather brings up some very good points. Khan hasn’t fought anyone really other than Marcos Maidana, and that fight was kind of tainted because Maidana was pummeling Khan in the last three rounds but referee Joe Cortez kept separating Maidana when he was trying to work Khan over in close. It was like watching a replay of Ricky Hatton vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr the way that Cortez kept separating Hatton when he was doing some good work in close.

The Maidana fight is really Khan’s only big win. His other victories have come against an old Marco Antonio Barrera in a fight that was stopped after five rounds because of a head butt. You can’t even count that as a win because the fight didn’t go the full distance and Khan didn’t actually stop Barrera with his gloves, but rather his head. Khan’s other important wins came against Paulie Malignaggi, and Andriy Kotelnik. That’s it. I don’t count wins over the likes of Dimitri Salita and all the other obscure fighters that Khan fought while in England. What it boils down to is that Khan really is coming into the Judah fight with wins over several decent fighters but no one really good like Judah.

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