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 Last update:  5/4/2014       Read more by Carlos Arias         
Khan: I Said I'd Be Better at 147, I Want Mayweather
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By Carlos Arias

LAS VEGAS --- Amir Khan looked strong in his welterweight debut, knocking down Luis Collazo three times en route to a 12-round unanimous decision on the Mayweather-Maidana undercard on Saturday night at the MGM Grand.

"I had my first fight at 147 (pounds) after spending about 30 months out of the ring," Khan said. "I did feel a bit rusty. I did spend a lot of time in the ring with (trainer) Virgil (Hunter) and I can see how my style is changing. I always said I'd be a better fighter at 147 because I used to kill myself getting to 140."

Khan said he had a lot of respect for Collazo.

"He's one of them fighters who makes everyone look bad," Khan said. "I'm lucky to have a great performance against him. I've seen his previous fights he lost against Shane Mosley, Andre Berto, Ricky Hatton. I mean, I knew he was going to be a war. No matter what it was going to be a hard tough fight. I'm glad it's over. Now, we're going to move on to bigger and better things. I think I should fight Mayweather next. I'm going to leave it to my team, Golden Boy, and Richard (Schaefer)."

Khan said he had to be very disciplined and stick to the game plan against Collazo.

"I had to be disciplined," Khan said. "It's my first fight at this weight, so I had to be more disciplined and watch what moves I make. It was going to be hard no matter what. Like I said, that style, he makes it hard for everyone. So I just had to be one step ahead. My trainer, Virgil, we worked very hard. Also my strength and conditioning (coach) Tony Braden. You could see the power of the shots. I mean, I don't think anyone has put him down clean. We put him down a couple of times and I think the power shows that we are at this weight.

"It's in my blood. Sometimes I want to get in there and get into a little fight, but I had to stay disciplined. The last 12 months taught me a lot. Spending time with Virgil in the gym made me a lot more mature and understand the sport of boxing."

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Tags: Amir Khan , Luis Collazo , Khan-Collazo , Khan vs. Collazo


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comment by Fuzzy-101, on 05-05-2014
So let me get this right yeh, Ortiz and Guerrero beat a hype job Berto to earn a shot at Mayweather yet people want Khan to rematch Marco, beat Thurman and Porter and possibly Guerrero aswel to earn a shot at Floyd?

comment by ma51f, on 05-05-2014
Porter has Brooke as a mandatory next so he's out of the question. Bradley has refused to fight khan in the past so doubt he'd want to fight him next after his first loss... Thurman hasnt fought anyone, too much hype just yet.... Pacman was a stable mate. Would they want to fight each ot...

comment by LacedUp, on 05-05-2014
[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko]I personally believe Khan should have to fight Guerrero Thurman..Good win for Khan to build on,not the win he needs to make me forget about his back to back losses and how he loss..Not to mention how he looked against Molina and Diaz..I need to see at least a win over a top 10 o...

comment by mrpizza-nd_beer, on 05-05-2014
khan's the latest on the duck files.

comment by Risen, on 05-04-2014
Somebody else needs to beat Ortiz or Berto quick. Mayweather's options are running slim, especially when he won't fight Pacquiao.

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