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Thurman: Khan is an Amateur Style Fighter, I'd KO Him!

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBA interim-welterweight champion Keith Thurman (23-0, 21KOs) would love to face Amir Khan (29-3, 19KOs) next. Thurman was ringside on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and watched Khan make his welterweight debut with a twelve round unanimous decision over Luis Collazo, who went down three times in the fight.

Khan would like to get in the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr., but there is a scheduling conflict where the British star is unable to meet Mayweather on his target return date of September 13. Khan would like to be back by October or November against a top contender, and Thurman is ready to answer his call.

"I think Amir looked good, he looked good. Khan looked pretty strong, he still looked athletic at 147 and everything, you know. He can box, he did a good job and he fought the right fight and Collazo didn’t fight the right fight and I don’t think Collazo could deal with his speed or figure out what he should do to counteract that speed," Thurman told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

"Me and Amir, that would be a great fight. I like to fight, I’m down for the fight and I think I’m gonna knock him out too. To me, Amir is a real nice boxer, he really is and he does deserve the credit he’s gotten throughout his career, but to me he’s like an amateur, like an amateur style fighter. I had to fight like fifty of those kind of guys in the amateurs all day. I’m ready for Amir Khan and I look forward to the fight, we’ll see what happens."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -DSG- on 05-19-2014

The MAN The MYTH The LEGEND Thurman Merman!:boxing:

Comment by jray100k on 05-19-2014

Khan calling out Mayweather and said he'll even face Pacquiao. Heck, Pacquiao should make him eat those words. He knows better than to call out Thurman or Porter. He will be getting off the canvas again. I think Khan will…

Comment by Box-Office on 05-18-2014

[QUOTE=Sugar Q;14564316]The problem with your way of looking at things is [B][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]'WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO EARNING A MEGA-FIGHT"[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]. Khan thinks he can b*tch his way into a mega-fight after he was not too long ago KTFO at a lower weight.…

Comment by Bushbaby on 05-18-2014

Khan gets pasted inside of 4 rounds for sure.

Comment by Pimp-Hand on 05-18-2014

[QUOTE=Snake4380;14561353]Considering Thurman destroyed Julio Diaz in 3 rounds. And considering Khan was dropped and went life and death him...yeah we'll take Thurman's word for it...[/QUOTE] By this theory Pac destroys Mayweather in one!

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