View Full Version : Amir Khan is touted as the next Manny Pacquiao in boxing

07-14-2009, 04:03 AM
No less than the legendary coach of Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, Freddie Roach predicted that rising British boxing star Amir Khan will be the next superstar in boxing just like the Pacman, the globally recognized best-pound for pound boxer today.
Roach who currently trains Khan at the famous Wild Card gym in Los Angeles, California></st1: place> revealed the 22-year-old boxer has the power, skills and speed like Pacman to make him a future king of professional boxing.
The famous American boxing trainer said the world will see how good Khan is when he battles Andreas Kotelnik for the Ukrainian's WBA light-welterweight belt in Manchester on 18 July.
He said like Pacman, his favorite pupil, Khan trains hard which could make him somebody be a fearsome champion in the world and be acknowledge as best boxer in the planet.
Roach said he had high hopes that after dethroning Kotelnik, Khan can be given big fights to the likes of Juan Manuel Marquez and even fellow British and boxing star Ricky Hatton whom Pacman knocked out early this year.
Khan for his part expressed joy over the strong confidence of Roach to his skills as a boxer.
He said the hard training he undergo and the previous heated sparring session he had with Pacman made him a strong fighter and offer him big chance to prevail over Kotelnik.
The rising British boxing star said it will be a tough fight but he is confident of prevailing over Kotelnik in their incoming fight.
The former Olympic boxer said Kotelnik is a good boxing champion but it is now his time to shine and rise from his only loss against Columbian boxer Breidis Prescott via a humiliating first round knock-out in front of his hometown fans.
Before his fight against Kotelnik, Khan recently dispatched Oisin ***an before Christmas and dismantled Marco Antonio Barrera in March.
Kotelnik had already earlier said that he will exert effort to win against Khan and show the world he is ready to take the next big step in his boxing career.
He said he will teach Khan a boxing lesson he will never forget during their much awaited fight.
Kotelnik turned pro in 2000 and won his first 23 bouts prior to losing to Souleymane M'baye in Paris in 2004 via split decision. In 2005, he lost in a European title clash to Junior Witter on a close unanimous decision, but later in the year defeated former Olympic gold medalist Mohamad Abdulaev.
Kotelnik beat Gavin Rees for the WBA light-welterweight title on 22nd March 2008 in the Cardiff International Arena via 12th round TKO and made his first successful defense in his hometown of L'viv against Japanese champion Norio Kimua.
Despite the odds against him even if he is the champion, Kotelnik, who himself won the Lightweight Silver Medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics for his part also expressed confidence of disposing the speedy Khan in their incoming encounter.
The Ukrainian boxing champion said he studied the movements of Khan and will use his experience to defeat the latter and retain his crown.
He said on the day of their fight he would show the world how good he is as a boxing champion by defeating Khan in front of his own people.
Fans of Khan and Kotelnik should take time to watch the boxing match live.
Boxing fans seeking to see an exciting world class title fight should make it a point to watch Khan and Kotelnik fight live.

07-14-2009, 04:06 AM
he's the next pacquiao..he will be knockout 2 times early in his career...

07-14-2009, 08:30 AM
he's the next pacquiao..he will be knockout 2 times early in his career...

He's already been knocked out by Prescott.

Oh ****, he's going to get KOed by Kotelnik?


07-14-2009, 01:10 PM
I hope he gets KO'd by Kotelnik

Gettin Jiggy
07-14-2009, 01:20 PM
i hope kotenlink beats him!

Foodie One
07-14-2009, 01:25 PM
Team Khan. Yea! :fest30:
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07-14-2009, 01:29 PM
Khan will be better than Manny

ghost deini
07-14-2009, 01:37 PM
Khan will be better than Manny

with that glass jaw no way

plus Manny had many great fighters to have classis fights with like Morales, Barrera & Marquez and beaten one of the great PPV fighters in De la Hoya

who is Khan going to beat for his claim to fame?

i can see him becoming a world champion but he isn't liked enough by the British public to really become a fan favourite

Dynamite Glove
07-15-2009, 06:25 PM
Prescott was better than the guy who stopped Manny.

07-16-2009, 09:37 PM
I hope he gets KO'd by Kotelnik

Kotelnik don't have the power to knock these guys out but he is very durable...
I think Khan-Kotelkik will go 12 rounds but it will be tough to call.
UD to Kotelnik taking in consideration that he "beat" El Chino Maidana by SD

Real King Kong
07-16-2009, 09:40 PM
He arguably beat Witter too and witter is like Khan with a good jaw

07-16-2009, 09:45 PM
He arguably beat Witter too and witter is like Khan with a good jaw

Actually we lost against Witter by UD
Witter in more experienced than Khan

07-17-2009, 02:45 AM
this is all hype people. fighters like pac appear once in a lifetime :cool:

One - Shot
07-17-2009, 03:47 AM
i agree khan is the next p4p king.

07-17-2009, 04:33 AM
He arguably beat Witter too and witter is like Khan with a good jaw

Try actually watcing Junior Witter fight before even making such a comparison you dolt

Gettin Jiggy
07-17-2009, 03:07 PM
Khan will be better than Manny

no he wont

07-17-2009, 03:13 PM
Kotelnik don't have the power to knock these guys out but he is very durable...

Kotelnik doesn't need much power to KO Khan.

Even Malignaggi has a chance of KOing Khan.

Joe Frazier
07-17-2009, 03:41 PM
I'm at the stage now where I have just said f*** it and want Khan to do well.

He's good for British sport and he's good for the youth of Britain.

I'm doubtful about tomorrow's fight, however.

Ogecca MaMa
07-17-2009, 03:47 PM
Khan is next Oscar DL

07-17-2009, 03:55 PM
Khan is next Oscar DL

minus the iron chin
minus the power
minus the balls
minus the fan base
minus the gold medal
minus the good looks.

other than that, spot on.

well not really.