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 Last update:  7/22/2011       Read more by Phil D. Jay         
   
Team Khan Voice Concern Over Judah's Panama Link
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By Phil D. Jay

Amir Khan’s business manager Asif Vali has made formal inquiries with the Nevada boxing commission over reports that Panama Lewis has been involved with opponent Zab Judah’s preparations in the build up to Khan’s WBA and IBF light-welterweight unification with the four-time champion.

Lewis was jailed in 1986 for six years after his part in a glove filling scandal involving Puerto Rican fighter Luis Resto, who battered Billy Colllins Jr. over ten rounds with an illegal substance in his gloves. It was 21 year-old Collins’ first career defeat and was subsequently attributed to his death by suicide in 1984, leading to convictions for Lewis and Resto.

“We’ve heard that this man has been around their camp,” Vali told The Telegraph.

“We are talking to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to make sure that if this is true he is not involved.

“He has no licence and if he turns up on Saturday night he will not be allowed anywhere near the locker room or Judah’s corner. We have to protect Amir.”

Both fighters were respectful over each other at yesterday’s final press conference and now just 40 hours from their eagerly awaited bout at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Khan, 24, is hoping to unify the 140lb division, before moving up to challenge Floyd Mayweather next year.

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for worldboxingnews.net

Tags: Amir Khan , Zab Judah , Khan-Judah , Khan vs Judah



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comment by Sheppirino, on 07-22-2011
[QUOTE=fenixbb]You guys just give Zab a chance by landing his left uppercut what happens if Kahn doesn't allow Judah to land any kind of these bombs ? Kahn will win by KO, TKO or wide UD. But I like Zab to win.[/QUOTE] Personally I too think that Khan will win either by UD or late TKO. And I'l...

comment by fenixbb, on 07-22-2011
You guys just give Zab a chance by landing his left uppercut what happens if Kahn doesn't allow Judah to land any kind of these bombs ? Kahn will win by KO, TKO or wide UD. But I like Zab to win.

comment by Sheppirino, on 07-22-2011
[QUOTE=jayhova29]Great point. His uppercut and his footwork are going to be his biggest keys to victory.[/QUOTE] His uppercut definitely. For some reason I can see Zab hitting Khan with his left uppercut while Khan comes in to throw his combos. Question is will it be enough?

comment by Sheppirino, on 07-22-2011
So long as Panama is not working Judah's corner mixing drinks or in his dressing room taking padding out of his gloves Khan's team shouldn't worry. I just hope his team doesn't use this or Conte as an excuse if Khan loses tomorrow. Cuz that would be utter bs.

comment by jayhova29, on 07-22-2011
[QUOTE=GRUSTLER]Didn't Bob Arum used to promote Resto? Notice how the majority of the cheats Arum has had under his belt or was afiliated with Roach. Zab should have his own concerns. This has been the year of the upsets and I hope tomorrow is one more. I truly believe Zab can beat Khan but f...

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