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Khan: Sparring With Pacquiao Has Helped A lot For Judah

Amir Khan was forced to cut short today's media workout after being kept waiting by the late arrival of Zab Judah.

Judah arrived 45 minutes after he was scheduled to start his session in the ring erected close to the casino floor at the Mandalay Bay Resort.

With Khan due to begin himself in just 15 minutes, his business manager Asif Vali informed Golden Boy Promotions' representative that the 24-year-old would not delay his own arrival.

Khan conducted interviews until the controversial Judah - who has a history of trying to unsettle opponents - left the ring, but only had time for some skipping and shadow boxing before departing.

The rivals clash in a light-welterweight unification fight on Saturday night and Judah watched Khan intently as the WBA champion trained.

Around 100 fans attended the event and there was little evidence of any travelling support.

Khan admitted he is wary of IBF belt holder Judah and revealed he has been preparing for the southpaw by sparring Manny Pacquiao.

"Everyone thinks I'm the favourite but I can't go into the fight thinking it will be easy," he said.

"Zab Judah's very dangerous and it will be a hard fight. I'll have to be smart, listen to my trainer Freddie Roach and not make any mistakes.

"I've been sparring with Manny for three years. He has speed, power, great movement and is a southpaw. Sparring him will help me in this fight."

Judah, a five-time world champion and veteran of 49 bouts, stressed the importance of keeping the contest in perspective.

"I can't predict how the fight will end, if I could do that I run over to the bookies and make a couple of million," said Judah.

"I do see myself as the winner of the fight. It will be a sensational win.

"Every day when I wake up I pray for victory and pray for both of us fighters to leave the ring the same way as we went in.

"This is not a death match, it's a boxing fight between two young stars who are trying to fulfil their goals in boxing and move onto the next level."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by projectpaki on 07-23-2011

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Comment by Ganondorf on 07-21-2011

Pacquiao and Judah are two different animals. We are comparing apples to oranges here. Zab has a better jab and better BOXING ability than Pacquiao. Pacquiao has more volume and better combinations.

Comment by voneric on 07-21-2011

Take the headgear off, then someone may listen. Khan is the only champion i know who braggs about being a sparring partner. I know its with his man fantasy Pacman, but keep it in your pants Amir. Zab will test…

Comment by The_Golden_Goy on 07-21-2011

[QUOTE=texasboi15;10872618]being able to gauge yourself by argueably the p4p has got to be a luxury.[/QUOTE] I agree. Sparring with the p4p no. 1 can only be beneficial to a career.

Comment by texasboi15 on 07-21-2011

being able to gauge yourself by argueably the p4p has got to be a luxury.

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