Amir Khan Unsure if Crawford Will Carry Up His Power To 147

Former world champion Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) is setting his sights on all of the big names in the welterweight division.

The weight class is currently packed with a lot of names and a lot of talent.

In a few months, the division will become a little more crowded when Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) makes his anticipated debut at the weight.

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Crawford, regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, capped off a huge 2017 after becoming the first boxer to unify all four of the major sanctioning body titles since 2004, when Bernard Hopkins accomplished the feat at middleweight.

Crawford knocked out Julius Indongo in three rounds to unify the WBO, WBA, IBF, WBC junior welterweight titles.

Not long after, Crawford announced that he was planning to vacate all four of his titles for a jump to the welterweight division.

And his debut at the weight will take place on April 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, when he challenges Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight title.

Coincidentally, Khan is snapping a two-year layoff - also on April 21, when he faces an opponent to be announced at Echo Arena in Liverpool.

Khan is impressed with Crawford, but he's not fully convinced that the former two-division champion will carry his power to the new weight.

"I think he's a brilliant fighter. He's got a great boxing style. He's more of a boxer, but he can fight as well. Has power in both hands, but he's moved up in weight to 147 [pounds], so I don't know if he's going to carry the same power with him," Khan told Sky Sports.

"I know he was very strong at 135, then he went to 140, but now at 147 is he really going to carry that weight? Not many fighters can do that. Manny Pacquiao carried the power when he moved up in weight, but can Terence Crawford do the same thing? He's got the height and the reach."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Elroy The Great on 01-18-2018

:lol1: and im sure bud gaf what khan thinks

Comment by steeve steel on 01-17-2018

[QUOTE=micky1971;18411191]rarely? The kunt gets clobbered with any right hander who keeps swinging! Got cleaned out by a well timed slower fighter with the oldest trick in the book, feigned a jab a threw a bomb! Decent boxing skills at elite…

Comment by Sheldon312 on 01-17-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;18408584]Spot on! Floyd's only KO @ 147 is Ricky Hatton! I don't count Ortiz because Ortiz quit, looking for a DQ from the ref! The Hatton KO wasn't from power, but from perfect timing, i.e. Marquez's decapitation of Pacquiao! The…

Comment by Sheldon312 on 01-17-2018

[QUOTE=Mr. Luthor;18408343]Roberto Duran, Pernell Whitaker, Sugar Shane Mosley, Oscar De La Hoya, Zab Judah and Mayweather. I think Crawford will be alright.[/QUOTE] Floyd and Pernell didn't carry power up. Judah, Duran, Mosley, and Oscar took L's when they went up…

Comment by BlackSoul on 01-16-2018

[QUOTE=micky1971;18408952]rgerding the attachment, what is the style? Looks quite insulting at first glance.[/QUOTE] i dont necessarily get your question.

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