Khan: God Has Given Me This Chance To Transform My Career

British superstar Amir Khan is hoping to secure the biggest victory of his long career, when he attempts to unseat a boxer that many recognize as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in boxing.

Khan will challenge undefeated WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford on April 20th at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ESPN Pay-Per-View will carry the contest.

“I have been fighting for many years and I need this kind of contest to lift me,” Khan told The Guardian. “It’s a fight to keep me in the sport, to give me the love for it. I believe I can win but everyone thinks all the odds are against me. He’s unbeaten but this is what I need. This is a fight that can make me a world champion again and I feel that God has given me this chance. Beating Crawford will transform my career. You need these fights which make you a little nervous.”

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Crawford, a three division world champion, is a massive favorite to defeat the 2004 Olympic silver medal winner.

Khan has won two fights in a row, since suffering a brutal sixth round knockout at the hands of then WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in May of 2016.

For that bout, Khan moved up to a catch-weight of 155-pounds.

Khan did very well in the early rounds, but he was eventually caught by a huge shot that knocked him out cold in the sixth.

“Canelo was very big, very heavy,” Khan said.

“Boxing-wise I did really well against him. He just had power and, you know, Canelo is very smart. He’s a lot quicker than you think. He went to my body which made me drop my hands and then he came over the top with a right hand. He put everything into it. But I stood there and paused. It was as if I was waiting for that shot to land. So now I have to deny my opponent the opportunity to catch me cold. I should move my feet all the time.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Richard G on 04-13-2019

[QUOTE=Ca$ual Fan;19654829]Khan should be taking on Broner and Horn for Brook. If both Brits win, then a fight between 2 can still be a good build up, even at a lower scale.[/QUOTE] Khan't -v- Broner would be LOL, Broner would…

Comment by BigDramaShow on 04-13-2019

This is a good fight. I like Khan because he's always shown heart even if he says stupid crap from time to time. Crawford is also a favorite of mine because of his patience and how he earns each win.

Comment by Ca$ual Fan on 04-13-2019

[QUOTE=Richard G;19654265]Khan has indirectly been dismissing Horn so when Crawford slices and dices him he should take Horn on next fight.[/QUOTE] Khan should be taking on Broner and Horn for Brook. If both Brits win, then a fight between 2…

Comment by Ca$ual Fan on 04-13-2019

[QUOTE=BlackHawk2017;19645900]Most CRAWFORD fans think he will beat KHAN easily talking **** about KHAN. But I'm afraid it's the other way around. CRAWFORD is over rated at this point of time. I believe KHAN will beat CRAWFORD easily if not only…

Comment by Richard G on 04-12-2019

Khan has indirectly been dismissing Horn so when Crawford slices and dices him he should take Horn on next fight.

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