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 Last update:  5/3/2014       Read more by Barry Cooper         
   
Khan: Nobody Has Ever Outboxed Me, It Can't Be Done
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By Barry Cooper, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN insists he will banish the memory of the of the last British boxer to fight at the MGM casino in Las Vegas when he takes on Luis Collazo tonight.

Almost exactly five years ago Ricky Hatton was horrifically flattened inside two rounds by Manny Pacquiao.

But Khan insists the same fate will not befall him and that he will get his career back on track in spectacular style on the world famous Strip.

And he insists the flaws which have followed him throughout his professional career have been ironed out under trainer Virgil Hunter.

Khan recalls the day in May 2009 when Hatton was pole-axed by Pacquiao in a sickening finale to his glorious career, but says he will show Vegas there is a new Brit in town.

"It was a tough ending for Ricky at the hands of one of the best fighters ever to box and like anyone else from our country I want to see the British man win, but nothing like that is going to happen to me," Khan said.

"I'm going to fight a very smart, very street-wise fight and when I do that nobody can live with me.

"Nobody has ever out-boxed me because it can't be done.

"I've been caught and stopped, but over the distance nobody has ever got the better of me and Collazo isn't going to be the one to change that."

Khan, who fights on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jnr v Marcos Maidana clash, was understandably angry yesterday when Mayweather's father and trainer, Floyd Snr, suggested he wouldn't stand a cat in hell's chance against 'Money' if the pair meet later this year.

"Floyd is just one of those guys who wanted to train me and he is bitter because I went to Freddie Roach instead," added Khan, who 10 years ago won silver at the Athens Olympics at 17-year-old.

"Since then he has been like this. He is the same guy who said 'I can train you to beat my son.' He said that.

"Now he is back with his son maybe he feels a bit silly for saying that to me because back then he believed I could beat his son.

"It is backstabbing I could do without, but it is also hype and let the hype get bigger because one day the fight is going to happen."

Victory over Collazo would certainly bring a lucrative clash with Mayweather a huge step closer, although Khan spent the best part of six months chasing the American only for him to turn to Maidana instead.

But he has to start with a win tonight before he starts worrying about the next fight down the line.

Tags: Amir Khan , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Luis Collazo , Ricky Hatton , Khan-Collazo , Khan vs. Collazo


 

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comment by Uklad, on 05-03-2014
[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali]Khan also wont bring a fraction of the fans that hatton brought.. I dont know why khan is talking about Ricky.. Dude is retired, had a better career, and is more beloved.. Being stopped by Prime Floyd and 09 manny is nothing to be ashamed about.. Getting stopped by burgess...

comment by Sugar Adam Ali, on 05-03-2014
Khan also wont bring a fraction of the fans that hatton brought.. I dont know why khan is talking about Ricky.. Dude is retired, had a better career, and is more beloved.. Being stopped by Prime Floyd and 09 manny is nothing to be ashamed about.. Getting stopped by burgess, garcia, and almo...

comment by FlatLine, on 05-03-2014
I just realized that the 5 other fighters on "The Moment" should thank Khan for helping them make weight. Mayweather & Broner ducked Khan, and he beat Maidana and Molina. Now Collazo fighting him. And they all sh** themselves when Khan stepped in the building so they owe him a debt of thanks ...

comment by Uklad, on 05-03-2014
[QUOTE=drenlou]The writer just edited the title to this article!! Lol[/QUOTE] poor writers now a days.

comment by SeekDaGreat, on 05-03-2014
He right. That was Hattons fate/fault.

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