Katsidis' Manager Continues To Press For Amir Khan Bout

By Terence Dooley

Brendon Smith, the trainer and manager of Michael Katsidis, has thrown his man’s name out as a possible opponent for WBA light-welterweight boss Amir Khan.  Katsidis is coming off a crushing defeat at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez yet Smith has claimed that Michael was not at his best on the night and would be a different fighter for a UK showdown against Khan.

“I believe that [Katsidis-Khan] is a fight that would absolutely fill anywhere in England, and that's a fight that would be watched all over the world, and it makes a great fight.  Michael is two out of two in England, and whether Amir Khan takes that into consideration and whether he wants to try and square up for the Pommies,” revealed Smith when speaking to the Associated Press.

Katsidis went into the Marquez fight grieving the loss of his brother Stathi; Smith believes that Michael, though brave in defeat, was not at his best against the Mexican legend.  Khan is coming off his biggest win to date, that sensational points win over Argentine hard man Rene Marcos Maidana.  Some believe that Katsidis will provide Khan with another gut check. 

Michael, however, has never been hard to hit, he would be physically smaller than Khan if he stepped up to 140lb and has lost all of his top-level fights.  ‘The Great’ is unlikely to pull off a win over Khan but would be a decent and recognisable opponent should Amir’s next fight take place here in the UK.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tru2DaGame on 01-02-2011

LIsten KHAN IS A FU^kIn BUM Himself..HIs lateral running isnt that good either he can be caught.. maid punches are slower then kats..if kats can survive the first 4 without cuttin or takin to many hits KHAN IS DONE..LISten Stop…

Comment by FloydTBE on 01-02-2011

Dont Stop Believin'

Comment by mani1 on 01-02-2011

[QUOTE=DeadScared;9892827]Mr. Smith is a hard working salesman. Sadly, his Kangaroo is made in Thailand that's not made to beat British. Maybe he can try another Mexican in Humberto Sotto. They can pray Sotto is not a mexican made boomerang.[/QUOTE] Katsidas…

Comment by DeadScared on 01-02-2011

Mr. Smith is a hard working salesman. Sadly, his Kangaroo is made in Thailand that's not made to beat British. Maybe he can try another Mexican in Humberto Sotto. They can pray Sotto is not a mexican made boomerang.

Comment by Pu$$yKiller on 01-02-2011

Katsidis's footwork is either plodding or pure running. He won't catch Khan very often, and certainly can not take the power like Maidana did. Katsidis is a bum when it comes to top guys. He got overrated. Maidana is a…

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