Brook: Khan has no chance of beating Mayweather
By Scott Gilfoid: Welterweight contender Kell Brook is giving fellow countryman Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) no chance at all in beating Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) if he’s the one that’s selected as Mayweather’s next opponent.
Besides seeing the 27-year-old Khan as being unworthy to fight Mayweather due to his 2-2 record in his last 4 fights and his unavenged 1st round knockout loss to Colombian slugger Breidis Prescott, Brook doesn’t think Khan has the talent to hang with Mayweather and he just sees this as a sick mismatch on May 3rd.
“He’s [Khan] got no chance against Mayweather,” Brook said to Sky Sports. “I don’t believe he deserves the shot, but he’s got that image…but I just think Mayweather’s seen it all. He’s an accurate counter puncher; he’s not the biggest puncher, but you don’t need to be the biggest puncher to knock Khan out…I think that Khan will rush in, he’ll counter it Mayweather, and he’ll walk onto one.”
Yes, Brook has it pretty much right. Khan is hardly deserving of a fight, unless all fighters with a 2-2 record in their last 4 fights should be considered deserving of a fight with Mayweather. In that case then there’s a heck of a lot of other mediocre fighters that are waiting in line for their crack at Floyd after he whips Khan on May 3rd. But Mayweather has got to do better than this, because this is too much of a mismatch.
It’s not even sporting for a talent like Mayweather to fight a guy struggling as badly as Khan is right now. I wouldn’t have to much of a problem with this fight is if Khan had beaten two quality fighters in his last two fights after his back to back losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia. But that’s not what’s happened.
Golden Boy Promotions had to pull Khan back from fighting world class opposition and had to put him in with a little obscure 2nd tier lightweight named Carlos Molina, and then match him with an over-the-hill former lightweight champion Julio Diaz in Khan’s last two fights. Khan won both fights but looked terrible in both, and showed no improvement over his performances in his fights against Marcos Maidana, Peterson and Diaz.
I agree with how Brook sees the fight going. Khan will definitely rush forward looking to throw a combination and get nailed by one of Mayweather’s shots. He’ll either get hit with a punch while he’s rushing forward or get tagged with a hard shot in between one of his combinations. Either way, Khan will hit the canvas and have nothing left after he staggers to his feet. Mayweather will then will hit him with everything he throws without missing a shot until Khan hits the deck soon after for the 10 count.
I see a lot of boxing fans ending up feeling ripped off of Mayweather fights Khan next. I just hope for Mayweather’s sake that the undercard is stacked with good fights because fans aren’t going to be happy at paying $70 to see him wipe out Khan.
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