De La Hoya: Khan deserves to fight Mayweather and Pacquiao

khan45673By Scott Gilfoid: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya feels that #1 WBC, #2 WBA, #5 WBO welterweight contender Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) has done more than enough in his career to be fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao for their titles.

Khan has a fight against Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. De La Hoya hopes that a win for Khan will lead to him getting a fight against Mayweather or possibly Pacquiao.

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Khan: I have to beat Alexander in style

khan4444By Scott Gilfoid: WBC Silver welterweight strap holder Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) realizes that he’s in a tough situation in his fight this Saturday night against former two division world champion Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Khan figures that for him to get an important fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr next year, he’s going to need to beat Alexander in an impressive fashion. In other words, Khan will either need to knock Alexander out or dominate him in a one-sided manner like he did against Luis Collazo last May.

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Khan-Alexander undercard quotes

Kelly Swanson

Thanks everybody for calling in. This is really a great conference call. I’m excited that two of the fighters calling in are calling all the way from Italy. So, I think that’s something different for us and it’s exciting.

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Hatton thinks Khan will beat Alexander

khan555By Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion Ricky Hatton thinks that Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) will come out on top in his fight on December 13th against American Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Khan-Alexander fight will be the head-liner fight on a Showtime televised card. Hatton points to Khan’s recent change of fighting style to where he’s become a more cautious fighter less willing to mix it up like before. Hatton believes that a smarter more restrained Khan will beat Alexander on December 13th.

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Sky Sports to show Khan-Alexander thriller live from Las Vegas

Amir Khan and Devon AlexanderSky Sports has secured the rights to show Amir Khan’s pivotal fight with Devon Alexander exclusively live from the MGM Grand in December.

Khan tops the bill in Las Vegas as he goes head-to-head with Alexander on Saturday 13 December, live on Sky Sports 1, with the winner set to throw their name into the sweepstakes to face WBA Super and WBC welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather Junior.

Khan’s first fight at 147 pounds came in May when he overcame Luis Collazo on points, and the Bolton fighter returns to Las Vegas again to face the former two-weight world champion from St. Louis.

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Dec. 13 Khan Vs. Alexander” Elevated To Four-FIGHT Showtime Championship Boxing® Telecast

With the holiday season fast approaching, boxing fans will have plenty to celebrate at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 13, as the star-studded “ROYAL BATTLE: Khan vs. Alexander” has grown to a quadrupleheader. Added to the previously announced SHOWTIME telecast will be a 10-round featherweight bout featuring former three-division world champion Abner Mares (27-1-1, 14 KOs) against Mexico’s Jose Ramirez (24-3-2, 15 KOs), and opening the live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING portion of the event at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT will be a 12-round IBF Title Elimination bout between unbeaten Jermall Charlo (19-0, 15 KOs) and Italy’s Lenny Bottai (22-2, 9 KOs).

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Khan v Alexander: Amir’s toughest ever opponent

Amir Khan and Devon AlexanderBy B.G.B: Paulie Malignaggi, Marcos Maidana, Zab Judah, Lamont Peterson, Danny Garcia; these five fighters are without question the best opposition that Amir Khan has faced in his career. All five have been (or still are) world champions and are indeed world-class fighters. Khan’s record against these five is 3 wins and 2 losses. He stopped both Malignaggi and Judah and edged out Maidana in a fierce and memorable encounter. He narrowly lost to Peterson in a bout that could have gone either way regardless of the controversies surrounding the aftermath. He was however brutally battered by Garcia and eventually stopped in the 4th round in a fight that shocked the boxing world to an extent.

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