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Amir Khan: I'll Beat Crawford, Take His Place in P4P Rankings!

Former world champion Amir Khan has promised to upset the odds in the coming months.

Khan, who coming in is a huge underdog, will challenge WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford on April 20th, at a venue to be determined.

The contest was announced a few days ago, when the two boxers came face to face in London. Their fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas or Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Khan realizes that most experts are giving him little to no chance of victory.

Crawford is regarded by many experts as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.

But according to Khan, a victory over Crawford will not be the biggest victory of his veteran career.

In his biggest fight to date, Khan moved up to a catch-weight of 155-pounds and was knocked out by then middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez in 2016.

He remained out of the ring until April of 2018, when he blew away Phil Lo Greco in one round. But his next bout, in the fall, he was dropped and later rocked in the tenth round of a decision victory over Samuel Vargas.

"I know a lot of people are saying I've got no chance against someone as good as Terence but I firmly believe I will be the first man to beat him and take his place in the pound-for-pound rankings," Khan said.

"I'm not going to America as the opponent. Terence will be one of the most skilled boxers I've fought but he's not that good that beating him would be the crowning moment of my career.

"Despite my two world titles and the size of this challenge the greatest achievement is still my Olympic silver medal. That changed my life and made me a household name around the world, overnight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hugh grant on 01-19-2019

People think Khan being koed would Rob him his confidence but good on Khan he still has the spirit. It would be a great win but he'd probably lose to brook. You climbed mount Everest beating Crawford but to put…

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 01-19-2019

[QUOTE=aAgger;19438285]It did make him a household name in at least two countries, the UK and Pakistan. And since those two countries are half-way around the world from each other, that is kind of "around the world".[/QUOTE] A good Saturday morning…

Comment by aAgger on 01-17-2019

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;19437275]"[Winning Olympic silver] changed my life and made me a household name around the world, overnight." No it didn't. It made you [I]quite [/I]well known domestically but still largely unknown globally. Nice try, powder jaw.[/QUOTE] It did make him…

Comment by T.M.T on 01-17-2019

this idiot and his thin air chin almost got stopped twice in the samuel vargas fight and he thinks that he can beat Crawford. enjoy your beating while it last.

Comment by MONGOOSE66 on 01-17-2019

Not even a gatekeeper no more. Sad this was the best fight Bud could get.

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