Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hunter Expects Khan To Keep Growing, Beat Mayweather

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S decision to KO Amir Khan's dream of a megabucks fight next month is a blessing in disguise.

That's the firm view of Khan's trainer Virgil Hunter who believes that his fighter will be in a position to actually beat the American when they eventually meet next year.

Superstar Mayweather has chosen Marcos Maidana as his next opponent in Las Vegas a week on Saturday instead of facing Khan, who will fight Luis Collazo on the undercard.

Hunter said: "I feel not getting the fight was a blessing in disguise because I believe Amir will eventually get that fight.

"And, when that time comes, he will be much more ready to win that fight. I believe Floyd Mayweather will fight Amir Khan next year.

"By then, Amir will have another couple of fights and two or three more training camps. Having that advantage will make it more dangerous for Floyd."

Khan's hopes of a fight with Mayweather have improved with the Bolton fighter teaming up with Al Haymon, who is also an advisor to the American.

The 37-year-old Mayweather is unbeaten in 45 professional fights and the five-division champion has won eight world titles.

But Hunter is convinced that Khan, 27, can topple him and said: "Amir is getting better all the time and I see a lot of progress that he has made.

"Anyone who writes him off is crazy because his ability is such that, if he brings everything together, he can beat him.

"He is competitive and dangerous for anybody - I don't care who they are. If he can continue to grow and mature and keep following the steps we have laid out for him, I expect him to be successful."

Khan will be making his welterweight debut against Collazo.

He has not fought since a unanimous points win over Julio Diaz in Sheffield last April.

But, despite his lengthy absence, Hunter believes that there will be no ring rust when Khan meets Collazo.

He said: "He has taken a year off and has really rested himself. He has rejuvenated his body and is looking in great shape.

"If we can get the best Amir Khan in the ring then everyone will be astounded at what he can do."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by - Ram Raid - on 04-22-2014

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;14455804][B]I expected to be a famous actor who fuccks Halle Berry all day..Sadly,that did not come to pass[/B]..Neither will this..Well the beating Mayweather part..[/QUOTE] . . . life can be so cruel. :sad:

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 04-22-2014

I expected to be a famous actor who fuccks Halle Berry all day..Sadly,that did not come to pass..Neither will this..Well the beating Mayweather part..

Comment by - Ram Raid - on 04-22-2014

I guess the route that Haymon plots out for Khan will depend on how solid he looks at 147. He'll get past Collazo. I like Luis but by his own admission he's not a heavy puncher, stopping a man that…

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 04-22-2014

[QUOTE=Mike D;14454774]Lmao yeah this. I swear I think some people saw Collazo for the first time in the Ortiz fight. And now they think dude is some knockout artist :lol1:[/QUOTE] i agree, but he is fighting khan, with the right…

Comment by sugarsmosley_ on 04-22-2014

khan was born with an oversized heart

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (25)
Top Headlines Broner: I Weighed 144 This Morning; I Could Weigh In Tomorrow Antonio Margarito vs. Carson Jones on September 2 Luis Ortiz Manager: Wilder Not Afraid To Fight, Joshua is a P*ssy Sadam Ali vs. Johan Perez - Undercard Information Alexander Povetkin Cracks WBO's Top Ten After Recent Win WBA Suspends Shannon Briggs Six Months for Failed PED Test Kameda Gym, Japanese Boxing Commision Reach Settlement Ohara Davies Blasts Fans Who Lost Money on His Loss to Taylor Frank Galarza Inks Promotional Pact With Main Events Rau'shee Warren vs. McJoe Arroyo Set For Broner-Garcia Card Trainer: Gerald Washington Will Be Better Due To Wilder Fight Charles Martin Motivated To Win The Title, Fight Joshua Again Shields: Jermall Charlo Won't Make Mistake of Overlooking Heiland Canelo Shakes Head at Mayweather-McGregor: That's Not Boxing! Frank Warren Breaks Down Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Tim Tszyu Aims To Repeat Dad's Feat, Impress in Toowoomba Crolla: Ricky Burns Bout Could Spell Retirement For The Loser Horn: I Made it Open I'd Want Mayweather, My Goal is To Unify De La Hoya on Mayweather: Fans Want Drama, Not a Runner Miguel Vazquez Back on September 2, Goes For WBC Latino Belt Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz: Crossing Fingers (and Toes) Charlo-Lubin, Hurd-Trout Show in Works for September 30th Barrera Had No Idea Smith Bout Was 10-Rounds Until Ref Said It Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor - Ticket Information Dirrell-Benavidez Still Not Finalized, WBC Premature With Date Malignaggi: If McGregor Wins, Boxing Likely Gets To Keep Him Ponomarev Waiting on Date For Ocampo IBF Eliminator Clash Horn: People Keep Making Excuses For Pacquiao, But I Beat Him Anthony Dirrell vs. David Benavidez on 9/9 For WBC Title Stephen A. Smith Backs McGregor: Conor is No Racist, Not at All! Photos: Amanda Serrano vs. Edina Kiss - Final Press Conference Canelo: My Style of Fighting is Superior To Golovkin's Style Yavni Yildirim To Help Canelo Alvarez Prepare For Golovkin Patrick Teixeira on The Comback Trail After 14 Month Layoff Eyubov vs. Fredrickson Added To Adler-Shields ShoBox Card Espinoza: White Has To Adapt in Way Boxing Events Are Done Porter: Pressure is on Danny Garcia if WBC Orders The Fight Boubacar Sylla Aiming To Make Noise on Road To World Title Top Rank To Keep Lomachenko and Others More Active Callum Smith vs. Erik Skoglund WBSS Bout on September 16
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement