Khan looking past Peterson, talking Mayweather
By William Mackay: Former some reason IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan can’t seem to stop talking about his dream fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. It doesn’t seem to matter what Khan on his plate, he still goes back to talking about Mayweather.
Khan has an important fight against Lamont Peterson coming up next week on December 10th, and a loss there will likely sink Khan’s chances of ever getting a fight against Mayweather. Despite Khan and Golden Boy Promotions picking out another light welterweight without much power, Peterson still has a reasonable chance of beating Khan if he can get to his chin and not be prevented from fighting on the inside by a referee.
Khan told the Telegraph.co.uk “Floyd Mayweather is a possibility. To be the best you have to fight the best and beat the best. My time will come. By the time I reach my career goals, I will be in my late twenties and I will mostly likely retire.”
Someone needs to sit Khan down and tell him not to look past opponents because the show can be over very quickly. This is boxing and things change rapidly with fighters. Khan hasn’t really fought anyone yet other than Breidis Prescott and Marcos Maidana.
All the rest of Khan’s opponents have either been too old or too small. He’s been matched tough twice and was knocked out by one of the opponents Prescott and on the verge of being knocked out by the other, Maidana. Things can change depending on matchmaking. If Khan is matched tough, his career highlight would be his win over Zab Judah with everything else downhill after that.
Peterson needs to take the fight to Khan and test his chin. Khan is seriously looking past Peterson, dreaming his pipe dream about a fight that might not ever happen against Mayweather. He needs to forget about Mayweather, come up with some new quotes instead of repeating himself with the same words every time and just hope he can win this fight so he can move onto someone like Timothy Bradley next.
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