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chrismart83
04-03-2008, 02:55 PM
Amir Khan vs. Martin Kristjansen

Jon Taxton vs. Yuri Romanov


How does everyone see these fights going. I read today that Frank Warren was saying Kahn would get a title shot before the year was through, and that Casamayor and Campbell were now on his radar.

dansapien
04-03-2008, 03:40 PM
amir by knockout.

not too sure about the thaxton fight,

amir seems to have climbed through the rankings pretty quickly.

it'd be interesting to see him fight at true international level before the end of the year.

KESSLER
04-03-2008, 03:48 PM
Khan is gonna beat Kristjansen... No doubt.

msagrain
04-03-2008, 03:50 PM
amir win, thaxon loss. I'd like to see thaxon win tho. Because Romanov
beat Kristjansen.

COACH WEBB
04-03-2008, 04:54 PM
wish I could see Khan over here in the US..please let me know how it goes.

chrismart83
04-03-2008, 06:28 PM
wish I could see Khan over here in the US..please let me know how it goes.


Will do mate.

Unanimous
04-04-2008, 04:00 AM
Amir by knockout. Thaxton by points.

majestiC
04-04-2008, 04:52 AM
What happened to John Murrary he looked r best prospect but seems to be going nowhere!

Genman1988
04-04-2008, 07:00 AM
Who is Martin Kristjansen?? Cant find any highlights on him anywhere, hasnt beaten any big names and yet is supposed to be Amirs toughest fight in a world title eliminator... anybody with some info would be great:)

Clegg
04-04-2008, 07:12 AM
I haven't seen anything of Romanov or Kristjansen. Going by records alone I'd expect Khan and Romanov to win and then hopefully face one another.

duffgun
04-04-2008, 07:24 AM
I never seen Kristjansen but i expect khan to win by KO

Peder
04-04-2008, 10:01 AM
I never seen Kristjansen but i expect khan to win by KO

I've seen him, and I agree to that. Within two rounds if Khan puts some pressure on him.

dansapien
04-04-2008, 11:24 AM
I've seen him, and I agree to that. Within two rounds if Khan puts some pressure on him.

do they show amirs fights in denmark?

Townes
04-04-2008, 02:13 PM
Not sure if Khans chin will be able to hold up against the devastating punching power of that Dane. What is it, 5 KO wins in 23 fights? I don't know guys, that might be too much for Amir.

Khan to win by over-eager referee stoppage, Thaxton will get beat up and stopped. :ugh:

rmz
04-04-2008, 06:01 PM
amir win, thaxon loss. I'd like to see thaxon win tho. Because Romanov
beat Kristjansen.

Actually Kristjansen has never faced Romonav. Kristjansen's only loss is against Stefano Zoff.

Townes
04-04-2008, 06:15 PM
I'm thinking now, I wouldn't mind seeing Amir fighting Romanov after that, but if anything, ****hole Warren will end up putting Amir in against Thaxton now.

`STEELHEAD
04-05-2008, 03:46 AM
Amir Khan vs. Martin Kristjansen

Jon Taxton vs. Yuri Romanov


How does everyone see these fights going. I read today that Frank Warren was saying Kahn would get a title shot before the year was through, and that Casamayor and Campbell were now on his radar.
this is typical warren

he sets khans lesser stablemate up against a tuff opponent and khan with
another cab driver.
i and others would like to see khan step it up atleast a half step. jeezuz!!
this is redickulus. how come fans of plebiums like khan and
jokecaesar chavez jr. dont protest?

sparked_85
04-05-2008, 05:09 AM
this is typical warren

he sets khans lesser stablemate up against a tuff opponent and khan with
another cab driver.
i and others would like to see khan step it up atleast a half step. jeezuz!!
this is redickulus. how come fans of plebiums like khan and
jokecaesar chavez jr. dont protest?

Apart from the fact all of his opponents can't punch, most of them are decent opposition for this stage of his career.

16 fights with Limond,Earl and St Clair on his record, is exceptional compared to some of the **** we have seen.

I have no complaints really.

Any way after this fight he is in a cul-de-sac, he has to fight either the European Champion Romanov, the British Champion Thaxton, or the World Champion Casamayor.

It would be **** if they picked Thaxton, but even then 18 fights in that would be good going really. To be a world ranked British and commonwealth champion.

I'm not going to criticise Khan at this point.

dansapien
04-05-2008, 06:41 AM
this is typical warren

he sets khans lesser stablemate up against a tuff opponent and khan with
another cab driver.
i and others would like to see khan step it up atleast a half step. jeezuz!!
this is redickulus. how come fans of plebiums like khan and
jokecaesar chavez jr. dont protest?

who is khans stablemate in this situation.

thaxton is completely separate.

chrismart83
04-05-2008, 10:44 AM
Amir Khan: I'll clean up then I'll move up


Amir Khan has warned thirty somethings Nate Campbell and Joel Casa mayor that he's ready to rule the lightweight division.

American Campell is the new No.1 after dethroning Juan Diaz to win the WBA, IBF and WBO titles, while Cuban Casa mayor has become interim WBO champion.

The unbeaten Khan, 21, can move closer to a showdown with them if he beats Dane Martin Kristjansen in his WBO title eliminator tonight at the Bolton Arena and is adamant he's ready for this step up in class.

"You look at the two top guys now at lightweight - Campbell and Casa mayor - and they're both getting on a bit," said the Olympic silver medallist. "They're both 36 and with my pace and speed, I'd love to take them on because I know I'm good enough to beat them.

"The whole lightweight division is all over the place now. It's up for grabs since Diaz and Katsidis got beat. I look at it and I think I'm one of the up-and-coming lads who can take over.

"I want to win the world title, defend it, mop up the division and then step up to light welter weight.

I don't think that's unrealistic and definitely this year, I'll be a world champion. There's no doubt. I'm still dedicated to achieving my goals."

...................from the Daily Mirror............................................




How do you guys think Kahn would do against the folllowing:

Campbell
J.Diaz
Casamayor
Katsidis
Romanov

Tuggers1986
04-05-2008, 10:48 AM
Khan will win in the first 4 rounds.

good_looking01
04-05-2008, 11:17 AM
Should be an esay fight for Khan, he is much bigger, faster and should be stronger.
Kristjansen isn't much of a banger and has not been in with as good an opponents as Khan has. Khan should stop him within 4rounds.

The only thing that bothers me is that Khan is above this fellow on all the major rankings so is this fight just to bolster Khan's record as surely he isn't going to learn a lot from this???

sarlick
04-05-2008, 11:18 AM
khan should win this fight easy and he should then go fight for the euorpean title

BattlingNelson
04-05-2008, 11:58 AM
Who is Martin Kristjansen?? Cant find any highlights on him anywhere, hasnt beaten any big names and yet is supposed to be Amirs toughest fight in a world title eliminator... anybody with some info would be great:)

Kristjansen is quite durable having gone 12 rounds 3 times. He can't break an egg with only 5 KOs and only 1 KO the last 4 years and that was when Tshela refused to leave his corner in sep. 2005.

Although I said that he is durable it doesnt mean his chin is made of granite. Zoff (who cant punch either) put Martin on the floor twice in their latest encounter. He does have a big heart and it appears that his only chance is to make it out of the first 5 rounds.

I doubt that and expect Khan to win by KO inside 3 ronds or force a cuts-stoppage a little later.

robjr
04-05-2008, 12:10 PM
http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173553

Jack08
04-05-2008, 12:19 PM
stuck like ***163;7 on khan to win by ko/tko , terrible odds but its a couple of ***163;'s

Clegg
04-05-2008, 02:24 PM
Once you become a well known boxer, people expect you to fight the big names. This is fair enough because usually a boxer becomes well known by winning a big fight and/or a title. In Khan's case he won a silver medal aged 17. Since then some people have been expecting him to fight the toughest opposition already.

He's being moved at a faster rate than several of Britain's best fighters were. Calzaghe was 22-0 and 25, Hatton was 38-0 and 26. I think Khan has been making good progress with each fight, and should be ready after about 3 more.

I'd like to see him fight in the US for one of them. The best lightweights are all based in the US and so he should get some experience of fighting there now, so that it's not an unknown factor when he goes over to fight for a title.

He should fight someone like Zahir Raheem, who is naturally smaller and not that great a fighter, but who is also good enough to be a challenge and provide a learning experience. He is also somewhat familiar to US boxing fans.

Then again Raheem is probably too big a risk. Maybe Khan could fight Freitas, who will probably quit after a few rounds anyway...

It's a shame that David Diaz has already agreed to fight Pac. After seeing him knocked down in a close win over a shot Erik Morales who was about 3 weight divisions above his peak weight, I think he'd be the easiest opponent of the current alphabet champs.

I think Campbell would be an easier opponent than Casamayor.

BattlingNelson
04-05-2008, 02:56 PM
Once you become a well known boxer, people expect you to fight the big names. This is fair enough because usually a boxer becomes well known by winning a big fight and/or a title. In Khan's case he won a silver medal aged 17. Since then some people have been expecting him to fight the toughest opposition already.

He's being moved at a faster rate than several of Britain's best fighters were. Calzaghe was 22-0 and 25, Hatton was 38-0 and 26. I think Khan has been making good progress with each fight, and should be ready after about 3 more.

I'd like to see him fight in the US for one of them. The best lightweights are all based in the US and so he should get some experience of fighting there now, so that it's not an unknown factor when he goes over to fight for a title.

He should fight someone like Zahir Raheem, who is naturally smaller and not that great a fighter, but who is also good enough to be a challenge and provide a learning experience. He is also somewhat familiar to US boxing fans.

Then again Raheem is probably too big a risk. Maybe Khan could fight Freitas, who will probably quit after a few rounds anyway...

It's a shame that David Diaz has already agreed to fight Pac. After seeing him knocked down in a close win over a shot Erik Morales who was about 3 weight divisions above his peak weight, I think he'd be the easiest opponent of the current alphabet champs.

I think Campbell would be an easier opponent than Casamayor.
If you compare him to a similar talent Oscar Delahoya, Khan comes out short. DLH won his first world title against Jimmi Bredahl in his 12'th fight after only 1***189; year of professional experience. Khan doesnt appear ready for a titlefight yet despite being pro for double that time.

S1MANC
04-05-2008, 03:32 PM
Just had look at the WBO rankings and all of a sudden Kristjanson as moved to fifth, although all week he as been 2nd? - Even if you check the WBO rankings explanations he's still down as 2nd!

I know Frank & the WBO have a very very good relationship but there is definitely something wierd there....

Clegg
04-05-2008, 04:18 PM
If you compare him to a similar talent Oscar Delahoya, Khan comes out short. DLH won his first world title against Jimmi Bredahl in his 12'th fight after only 1 year of professional experience. Khan doesnt appear ready for a titlefight yet despite being pro for double that time.

De la Hoya is hardly an average case though. He was very good very early, he learned fast and then went on to be p4p #1. Most fighters don't. Very few fighters moved as quickly as he did or have as much talent. For some that did, such as David Reid, things didn't work out in the long run.

jberg
04-05-2008, 07:42 PM
good win by khan, i felt there was no real threat.

Andre Wardttke
04-06-2008, 02:14 AM
Khan is a good prospect, offensively he's quite solid. But damn his defence needs to be sorted....when he comes up against a good puncher he's gonna get ****ed up because he leaves himself open all over place. I really hope he can tidy up his defence, because he is a very bright prospect.

CardioMonster
04-06-2008, 12:33 PM
i think khan will lose when he challenges for a world title, he hasnt come up against a known puncher yet and does get hit quite a lot. Alot of his wins come from TKO's i dont think he has 1 punch KO power, although he is fast and accurate and is a good finisher. I dont see his defence improving from fight to fight, and the fights are gradually getting longer. He tends to become ragged and his ego gets to him at times, kind of like Calzaghe, but he doesn`t have the chin to get away with this at the highest level imo