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 Last update:  3/25/2014       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Khan: I'll Be Better, More Skilled, Smarter With Collazo
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Amir Khan has pledged to return "better, more skilled and smarter" when he ends what will be a 13-month absence from the ring on Floyd Mayweather's undercard on May 3.

Khan has not fought since a poor points win over Julio Diaz in Sheffield last April but will be back in action when he makes his welterweight debut against American Luis Collazo in Las Vegas.

That fight takes place on the undercard for Mayweather's bout against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Arena - a showdown against the pound-for-pound superstar Khan had, until recently, been hoping was going to be his.

The 27-year-old Bolton boxer must now continue his wait for a chance to face Mayweather, but in the meantime he is eagerly looking forward to getting back into action against notoriously awkward southpaw Collazo.

He told Press Association Sport: "Collazo is a very dangerous fighter and he's beaten (former world champion Victor) Ortiz so it proves that I want to move up in weight and take on the big fights from the start

"But being out of the ring for so long has helped me work on a lot of different things that you usually wouldn't get the time to focus on when you're in a training camp for a fight.

"It has come at the right time for my move up in weight, and it is going to make a massive difference. You'll see a different fighter - better, more skilled, patient and smarter. I can't wait to get back in there and cause some hurt."

The Olympic silver medallist has admitted making mistakes in his relentless pursuit of Mayweather, including passing up a shot at the then IBF champion Devon Alexander late last year, before Mayweather last month chose instead to face Maidana.

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


 

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comment by Elinmortal, on 03-25-2014
looks like another hatton collazo fight, collazo whoops khans ass jumping from 140 to 147 and collazo gets robed

comment by drenlou, on 03-25-2014
[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff]If Amir comes in ready he should give Collazo all he can handle. Looking forward to this one... should be a good action fight.[/QUOTE] I think it might be quite the opposite actually..khans track record against bigger fighters are not good at all,prescott,peterson,garcia a...

comment by PunchyPotorff, on 03-25-2014
If Amir comes in ready he should give Collazo all he can handle. Looking forward to this one... should be a good action fight.

comment by PunchyPotorff, on 03-25-2014
[QUOTE=Bomb_onya_Madre]Amir Kahn's girlfriend loves *** so much, that she would suck anyone's *** that's bigger than Amir Kahn's, if you kiss her you can taste every *** in bolton[/QUOTE] This sounds like some b.s. a freshman in jr high would say to his fellow trailer park buddies. Here's a cl...

comment by MELLY-MEL..., on 03-25-2014
[QUOTE=baya]khan and smart should never be used in the same sentence. unless there's a not preceding the latter. if collazo doesn't pull this off :lol1:[/QUOTE] Exactly my thoughts.

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