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Hearn: Amir Khan Will Never Be a Force at Welterweight!

By Edward Chaykovsky

Promoter Eddie Hearn says former champion Amir Khan should never fight at welterweight because he's not physically built for the weight division and he doesn't have the ability to take a punch. During last month's fight, against Julio Diaz at a catch-weight of 143-pounds, Khan was dropped and hurt badly more than once in the contest.

"[Khan is] very entertaining to watch, but I can't see him ever being a force at 147-pounds because they will just walk him down and out-strength him. Amir has achieved a lot, more than many will in their careers. But, he's not looking good when he's getting hit - and he's still getting hit. What he did very well this time was his response when he did get hit, he was holding and defended rather than going on the attack, if he did that against Diaz he would probably have lost the fight. But he's still getting hurt and by a light-puncher at the weight," Hearn told Sky Sports.

"It was what it was, an entertaining fight, but I'm sure if Amir and his team were honest they won't be happy with what they saw because of the level of opposition. It's easy for me to say Kell Brook would do this and that but at 147-pounds Amir couldn't live with Kell Brook. That's not taking anything away from Amir - he's not a welterweight. There is no way that Kell could lose for that reason."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by StillAlive2k on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=Keitha313;13372974]Yeah he's a poor mans Khan because If Khan got tagged with those shots with Gonzales he'd of went down like a big pile of ****! Ricky Burns is miles better in class than A Mere Con...[/QUOTE] Sorry i forgot…

Comment by Bushbaby on 05-15-2013

Hearns is right. Now don't get me wrong, Khan is overrated, but he's must see boxing. I watch all his fights to see what's gonna happen. I like the kid cause he will fight anybody. However, he simply isn't elite.

Comment by Weebler I on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=dorruel2.0;13372995]29 KOs i [B]40 wins[/B]. Hardly a power puncher in is own division.[/QUOTE] You're right, my mistake, I read it as 40 fights total as opposed to 49.

Comment by KickAzz on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=wazaa.;13372136]Amir will prove people wrong, once again. He will beat Alexander and Brook. I have no doubt about that.[/QUOTE] khan never proved anyone wrong... he has a crap chin and he still has a crap chin

Comment by dorruel2.0 on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;13372382]Only issue I have about Hearn's comments is that he says Diaz isn't a hard puncher. Seems to me like he has a lot of KO and TKO wins on his record. In fact, he has [B]29 KOs…

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