Amir Khan Disputes DeGale Statement on Frank Warren
By Chris LaBate
WBA junior welterweight champion Amir Khan took notice of a recent statement that was made by once-beaten super middleweight, James DeGale. The Olympic gold medal winner made a comment regarding the job that his promoter, Frank Warren, was able to do by resurrecting Khan's career after his 2008 knockout loss to Breidis Prescott. DeGale, who recently lost the first fight of his career against George Groves, will face Poland’s Piotr Wilczewski for the European title in September.
“[Frank Warren] brought Amir Khan back from a devastating knockout loss to a world title in only three fights so I know that he can do it for me,” DeGale said.
Khan disputes the statement.
"It was a blessing [that] I got beat, and Frank Warren didn't bring me back. I brought myself back on top....just making it clear," Khan said.
Some critics would disagree with Khan, as Warren lined up Oisin Fagen, Marco Antonio Barrera and then WBA champion Andriy Kotelnik. Khan dominated all three opponents but none of the three were able to present a real danger.
warren is a cvnt but khan is a bigger cvnt warren enable him to get fights with barrea and then against kotelnik warren did fantastic and he deserves his just dueComment by visionary247 on 07-08-2011
I must be one of Warren's biggest critics about the way he slates fighters who leave him - I'ld even go as far as calling him a sheep-5hagger but you've got to give credit where credit is due. There is…Comment by Prince Mongo on 07-08-2011
[QUOTE=timbatron;10805758]Any half-decent promoter could have lined up Khan a title shot, even after his defeat. His Olympic success guaranteed him fame. Warren just steered the Khan vehicle. Khan was the engine. If Khan was promoted properly, and brought along against…Comment by BetterCallSaul on 07-08-2011
Any half-decent promoter could have lined up Khan a title shot, even after his defeat. His Olympic success guaranteed him fame. Warren just steered the Khan vehicle. Khan was the engine. If Khan was promoted properly, and brought along against…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)