Originally Posted by Frank Ducketts
Khan got a shot at Kotelnik strictly on the strength of Roach's name-damn shame.
Rubbish - he got a shot because Kotelnik wanted a good payday in a voluntary
defence, and that's how boxing has always worked. Kotelnik got his biggest payday of his career up to that point.
And whether he had earned the shot or not is irrelevant - all that matters is whether he took advantage of it or not - and he did. He nearly shut Kotelnik out, winning at least ten rounds, which proves he was good enough to deserve to be in the fight.