Khan: Me and Andre Ward have a similar fighting style
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (26-3, 18 KO’s) thinks that he and unbeaten WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward have a similar fighting style. Khan sees a lot of himself in looking at Ward in terms of speed, foot movement and technique. I don’t see any similarities at all between Khan and Ward no matter how hard I look. Khan reminds me more of the current version of Zab Judah, the 35-year-old Judah.
Khan said to Sky Sports “He’s [Ward] a very slick fighter. We have a very similar style because we have quick hands, quick feet and we’ve been working on the same strategies.”
What a laugh. Ward is the opposite of Khan the way I see it. When I picture Khan, I think of guys like Judah or Jorge Linares. I don’t picture Ward as fighting anything like Khan.
Khan seems to be looking up to Ward since joining up with his trainer Virgil Hunter. Ward was probably the major reason why Khan chose to start training with Hunter, with the belief that he can make him as successful as Ward is.
I don’t see it as being possible. Hunter has been training Ward since he was 12 years old and this isn’t someone that just started training with Hunter. For Khan to get the same benefits, it might take many years and by then I don’t see Khan being relevant because if he keeps getting knocked out he’s going to be a journeyman real soon.
Khan has a fight this Saturday night someone named Carlos Molina (17-0, 7 KO’s). Few hardcore boxing fans have ever seen Molina fight, but Khan’s promoters at Golden Boy found him. Khan is using Molina as a confidence booster to get his career back together after his two straight losses in his last two fights.
Khan was beaten by Danny Garcia by a 4th round knockout last July, and in his fight before that Khan was beaten by Lamont Peterson last December in Washington. Golden Boy and Khan made a major production out of the loss to Peterson, and filed an appeal to try and get the loss overturned. It was sad because Khan was shoving like mad in that fight and the referee did a great job of warning him and finally taking two points off when he failed to respond to instruction.
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