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Old 05-29-2012, 11:38 AM #13
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Khan will beat most guys at 140 just off of being the bigger guy. He has a C level skill set that won't get revealed too much at 140. But... once he moves up to 147, his career will start going down hill. Especially if they throw him in with the elite. If GoldenBoy is smart,they will keep him fighting B and C level opposition at 147. They will make tons of money. But, they will have to make drastic changes in his corner for him to be able to compete with the elite.I think Roach needs to go. He is definitely overrated. He does a great job training his fighters to beat guys that are tailor made for them, but when they fight skilled topnotched guys, he can't make the adjustments. PEDs or not, Khan did not utilize the right fight plan to beat Peterson. This will also be exposed in Manny's fight with Bradley. If Bradley takes his punch, it will be a long night for Manny.

Styles make fights and Khan has a style that will give fighters hell early. At this stage, he could possibly pull off an upset against a 35 year old Mayweather by hitting and running for 12 rounds. But a pressure fighter that can slip punches and bang his body will beat him everytime. Once he's stationary or against the ropes, he's very ordinary. Maybe below ordinary.

He needs a trainer that will show him how to use his height and reach. He needs to throw the jab with more power and consistency. He needs to get away from those amateurish flurries and start sitting on his punches. He needs to throw the right hand through the target and not just at it. He needs to develope a much better hook and uppercut. He is far behind in his progress. He has already peaked with Roach. He will get no better. Can Roach truthfully teach him defense? He hasn't with Manny after all these years. He just needs an old school trainer to teach him the basics of boxing. The ability is definitely there or he would have never became a world champion. But he's at a stage where he will being fighting elite fighters. He has the tools but not the skill level to get the job done.

Might sound crazy, but if I was his manager, I would seek Floyd Mayweather SR or someone like Buddy McGirt.These guys are great trainers but don't have anyone in their camp with Khan's ability. They would make each other great. With Khan's physical abilities and heart, if his skill level increased, he would be an extremely dangerous fighter. He could be an English version of Terry Norris. But honestly, I never see it happening. By the time he realizes he needs a new trainer, he will have endured too many unnecessary wars and will be on the downside of his career.
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