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 Last update:  12/23/2011       Read more by Pawel Pronishev         
   
DiBella: Amir Khan Should Should Consider Staying at 140
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By Pawel Pronishev

Lou DiBella, who promotes top welterweight Andre Berto, believes Amir Khan should seriously consider staying at 140-pounds. DiBella watched Khan's recent split decision loss to Lamont Peterson and wasn't impressed with the British star's inability to bully Peterson, who most viewed as the smaller man. DiBella scored the fight for Peterson and felt the referee, Joe Cooper, was justified in docking the British star two points for pushing.

"Personally I scored Lamont Peterson winning narrowly but that's not the issue. There's no real controversy about the referee and the judges. You can't go shoving opponents across the ring with both hands. Amir got warned and got docked. End of story," DiBella told Jeff Powell of Daily Mail.

"But I am a huge admirer of his wonderful natural ability and there's something wrong In his head, in his thinking. I don't question his courage for one minute but I couldn't believe how he let himself be backed up by a smaller man who is a light puncher. He should have dominated this fight and had he done so he would be heading for a super fight instead of going back to regroup.

'With his speed and skills Amir should have been the one going forward. Instead he went backwards and took punches he had no need to take. On this evidence, even if he hadn't blow his chance of fighting Floyd Mayweather he should still be thinking seriously about whether he should go up to welterweight. If he can't put away 140-pounders how's he going to stop a Mayweather?'

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comment by Zocalo, on 12-24-2011
As talented as Khan is, he doesn't impose his will on other fighters. I don't think at 140 nor at 147 that will change. He is the moneymaker( outside of FMJ and Manny) and people will want to fight him because he is a flawed fighter.

comment by mathed, on 12-24-2011
Khan should move up to 147 and see just how those punches feel....he'd make the move back to 140 in short notice.

comment by KingKhan1, on 12-24-2011
[QUOTE=The Weebler II]Khan should train with Pernell Whitaker, he needs to learn some defense[/QUOTE] What like Judah! LOL

comment by KingKhan1, on 12-24-2011
[QUOTE=gquezvas]Before you Pactards start talking weight let's get something straight. the only weight that matters is the weight in weight. So stop talking about a fighter coming into the ring heavier or lighter. I'ts not hurt Mayweather so why make the excuse for Khan?[/QUOTE] Nobody is maki...

comment by Weebler I, on 12-24-2011
[QUOTE=SekondzOut]I agree with most of this^^^^^^^but Roach is the overrated one imo....Khan is my dude but Roach has got to go....brother Naz and Khan would be a tight mix....maybe its just my muslim bias :lol1:[/QUOTE] Khan should train with Pernell Whitaker, he needs to learn some defense

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