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Khan beats Mayweather and Pacquiao, says Gavin Rees

Amir Khan Floyd Mayweather Jr Gavin Rees Manny PacquiaoBy Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA 140-pound champion Gavin Rees believes that Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s) would beat both WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO’s) and WBA/WBC welterweight champ if he winds up facing either of them in his next fight. Khan, 27, is hoping to get picked out by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum for Pacquiao’s next fight in Macao, China on November 22nd.


Khan’s former trainer Freddie Roach is trying to throw a monkey wrench in the gears to keep Khan from getting a fight against Pacquiao by advising Arum not to having Pacquiao fight Khan.

Roach says that Khan would make it bad for Pacquiao with his holding, and Roach wants the fans to see a fight on November 22nd in Macao.

“Been reading @AmirKingKhan wants to fight Pacquiao to set up a fight against Mayweather, if he gets the fights I believe he could beat both.”

I can’t say I agree with Rees about Khan beating either Pacquiao or Mayweather. If either of those fights take place, I can see Khan potentially disqualified due to the holding, shoving, pulling down on the head and the head-locks that Khan would be initiating against the guys.

Khan gets away with those tactics against fighters that have no fan base, but against Mayweather and Pacquiao, Khan would likely see himself being penalized left and right by the referee working the fight. I mean, a referee working a fight that is going to be seen by millions of fans isn’t going to stand back helplessly while Khan shoves and yanks down on the head of Mayweather or Pacquiao for 12 rounds.

Unless the referee wants to be seen as the laughing stock in the sport, he’s going to step in and start taking points off if Khan didn’t clean up his act for this fight. The thing is that if Khan loses more than 2 points, he’ll likely be disqualified. You usually never see more than 2 point deductions before a referee disqualifies a fighter for the illegal tactics.

I can’t see Khan doing well against Mayweather or Pacquiao unless he’s doing some kind of holding and shoving all night long.


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