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How much damage has the Garcia Ko done to Khan's career?
The media had some believing Khan was the future poster boy great of boxing. Every time Khan opened his mouth he mentioned fighting Mayweather. The loss to Peterson was put in the scrap bin with the various excuses about bent refs and judges and a spookyman in a hat before the PED excuse finished it off.
Then the fight with Garcia was made and Angel Garcia started a smear campaign calling Khan a manufactured overrated champion who was lucky enough to represent Britain and have a big deal made of his Silver Olympic medal which would not have happened in the States. He said that Kendal Holt hit a lot harder than Khan and mocked his in out ambush style and said that won't work with Danny and what is Khan going to do when Garcia's hammers start landing. He said the world will see what happens when a manufactured champion meets a real champion. He mocked Team Khan and his training methods and predicted a KO for Garcia.
Khan made a jack ass of himself at the press conference calling himself an elite fighter and making claims that he was going to KO Garcia. He turned up in Vegas with his team all wearing a white track suit that Elvis would have been proud of.
Danny Garcia burst into laughter when talking about Khan fighting Mayweather and said is he crazy. He said timing beats speed and Khan is fast but off balance. In the fight Garcia nearly backed up his pre fight prediction with a 3rd round KO but he put a proper beating on Khan. The look Khan had on his face when Khan was knocked down was the same one as he had when Prescott nailed him,his legs were gone and despite the ref giving him a super long count it was obvious he was done for.
After the fight Angel Garcia said Khan was small and at the pre fight press conference must have been wearing high heels and should consider dropping a weight not going up to welterweight.
The combination of Angel Garcia slagging off Khan and his son beating the Khrap out of him has done huge damage to Khan's reputation.Team Khan is coming back with the lucky punch excuse but nobody is really buying into it. Likewise the blame being put on Roach's lack of input and speculation about new trainers is not cutting it either.
Are we now past the high water mark for Khan? All the talk about a Mayweather fight now seems ridiculous. Not only did Danny Garcia burst Khan's bubble but his father pointed out his shortcomings making it difficult to believe in him and he said Khan got everything early but now it is over. Is he right? He was right about everything else.
HOW MUCH DAMAGE HAS THE LOSS TO GARCIA DONE TO KHAN'S CAREER?