Amir Khan: Fight or Flight

By Michael Vena - 03/01/2014 - Comments

khan54By Yannis Mihanos: Since September the name of Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) has been playing along with the name of Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) for a potential match up for his next bout on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. In late February the beans were spilled and the name of WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) was officially revealed at the expense of Amir Khan. Actually it was not surprise at all. The highly entertaining victory over former WBA 147 lb champion Adrien Broner was the decisive factor.

That win had a perfect timing. Boxing’s attention turned o Maidana and more importantly:Floyd’s attention. On the other hand, an inactive Amir Khan was sitting comfortable on his chair and only appearing occasionally as a guest in sport TV channels. Big mistake. Instead he could have done what Maidana did: fight in December with former IBF welterweight champion Alexander but he didn’t. If he had fought and won by an impressive fashion maybe now it would have been him standing against Mayweather on May 3rd . But that’s two many ifs and buts.

Reality is different. Human has two innate survival mechanisms one is called fight and the other is flight. Khan decided that it was for his best purposes to lay low and wait, so obviously he chose the mechanism of backing off, the one of Flight. But that didn’t work out as he expected, so now he is left with only one choice: Fight. And not just anybody but the best, anything else and he will again be questioned, anything else and he will be again forgotten.

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