I'm going to stick my neck out and say Khan gets stopped late, but its going to be a great fight. Props to Khan for taking a very very high risk fight, with virtually no reward. Looking forward to this one more than the main event. BoxingFan88 Posts : Join date : Why is Khan getting major props for taking this fight? Collazo isnt even one of the top ten welterweights in the division. And as for no reward, well a win puts him up at the top of the pack for a Mayweather fight.
This is a perfectly reasonable fight for both fighters looking to try and get a foothold in the division. And if either is picked as Mayweathers next opponent by virtue of a win here it would be rubbish. Probably because Brook, Rose, Mitchell, Barker, Lee and Macklin and the ilk are getting world title shots and fighting stiffs.. BoxingFan88 wrote: Looking forward to this one more than the main event.
Luis Collazo is number 9 with the WBC and is far from a poor opponent Jabby, a very dangerous one in fact. I think Khan is looking towards the Mayweather fight and isn't properly focussed on this. Also his first proper outing at Welterweight and unless the weight cutting was the reason his legs turn to jelly so easily, then I think he get's KO'd this weekend. Collazo's not a huge puncher but he's more established at the weight, and Diaz put Khan on his backside easily.
Plus Khan's been inactive for almost a year. It's sink or swim for Khan now and I see him drowning on Saturday. Khan wide UD. A lot is getting made of Collazo and I dont see much recent evidence to back it up. The Hatton fight was a long time ago, Collazo lost to a journeyman not so long back didnt he?
It will be a decent win for Amir, but can we please stop giving fighters props for taking on certain fighters its their job for christ sake fans act more and more like promotors these days. Cheers Rodders. Truss being xenophobic or trying to incite some form of argument? Must be Wednesday. Always rely on you to second guess me Jabby My argument still stands though.. Collazo is tough and he can fight for 12 rounds, ask Hatton. Khan should win but if he doesn't deliver a lot of punches I can see Collazo wearing him down.
Its hard to predict with Khan, too many intangibles. I'm expecting an action packed fight that will be a better watch than Mayweather v Maidana. Strongback wrote: Collazo is tough and he can fight for 12 rounds, ask Hatton. Should get a bit more respect than he does.. Rodney wrote: Strongback wrote: Collazo is tough and he can fight for 12 rounds, ask Hatton. This is potentially a tough fight for Khan. Collazo can pressure him and has more than enough power to get a KO. I expect Khan to be his usual lightening-paced, but frantic self.
I see it the same way as most Khan fights: he wins if he keeps his concentration, but there's always that big risk of him getting caught. I think the Khan-Maidana fight might be a reasonable analysis template here. Take away the tenth round and Khan had a comfortable victory over a tough opponent. As it happened though, it was mighty close to going the other way. Collazo doesn't have the same fast-feet or punching power as Maidana, but he has better timing with his counters.
It'll be interesting to see if he tries to time Khan a la Garcia or if he tries to pressure him a la Peterson. Probably a combination of both. Still got to go with Khan on this. His physical gifts are just too superior. Wouldn't put money on it though. Boxtthis Posts : Join date : Location : Glasgow. Strongback wrote: Rodney wrote: Strongback wrote: Collazo is tough and he can fight for 12 rounds, ask Hatton. Rodney wrote: Strongback wrote: Rodney wrote: Strongback wrote: Collazo is tough and he can fight for 12 rounds, ask Hatton.
I honestly don't see why there is generally such hate for Khan. He is a former world champion, and more than capable of becoming one again i think he would have beat Alexander if he took the fight in December. He can be frustrating, because he has skills and speed and could give most people a run for their money, he just gets drawn into brawls too easily and comes unstuck.
He might not really deserve a Mayweather fight, but credit to him for being up for fighting the absolute best P4P boxer in the world and possibly talking his way into it, unlike people like Cleverly for example who are happy fighting bums for their whole career. My prediction by the way is Khan by SD. He isn't a particularly nice lad jon is the answer A braggart with no humility However he has got some decent wins and he is better than he's given credit for On here anyway.
He should have fought Devon and for ducking that fight and desperately kissing Floyd's Harris for one last pay day I hope Collazo decks him. Alas I don't think he will. Khan will have too much for him and the Collazo that fought Hatton might as well be another man entirely considering how long ago that fight took place. I still don't think Khan's heart is in it any more, he wants the Floyd fight because it pays and then he'll want out.
KingMonkey Posts : Join date : How can you duck Alexander to fight Floyd???????? Like ducking Tubbs to fight Tyson Scottrf Posts : Join date : Hard to call a guy who tries to take on a bigger challenge is a ducker.. It's not about the challenge though is it, its about the money. I guess it depends how you perceive ducking. Khan wasn't interesting in earning a shot at a title, he just wanted to blag his way into the highest paying fight. He had a great route via Alexander but avoided it to try and make the Floyd fight happen.
He took the easy option. I reckon Khan would have beaten Devon too then been able to force the Floyd fight. Instead he had little bargaining power. Silly, greedy boy. He could have beaten Alexander and still not got the fight. Search The views expressed in all articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of BoxingNews24 or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved.
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I had Hatton losing a clear decision, but he was the name fighter, so it was pretty obvious that he would get the victory. If anything, the added muscle will slow Khan down, and make it easier for Collazo to try and knock him senseless with one of his perfectly timed right hooks to the head. The in and out style that Hatton is advising Khan to use for the Collazo fight might be too dangerous for him to use, because Collazo will time Khan if he uses that approach for this fight and likely catch him with something big.
Valdez card on Feb. Search The views expressed in all articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of BoxingNews24 or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Boxing News - Latest Headlines. Comments are closed. More boxing news on: Khan vs. The undefeated American then launched a social media campaign asking fans to decide which of Khan and Maidana he should take on in his next bout.
Interestingly, the Brit came out on top in the vote but heard nothing from Mayweather, who instead opted for Argentine Maidana. And after dishing out a few verbals towards 'Money' , Khan accepted a slot on the undercard in a bid to show him exactly what he turned down. The fight will be exclusively live on Box Nation.
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Khan - The Bolton-born star is taking his first steps into the welterweight division, with his current record standing at 28 wins 19 KO , three losses and no draws. After making his debut in , Khan has a knockout percentage of Collazo - The year-old goes into the bout with an impressive record of 35 wins 18 KO , five losses and no draws.
Much more experienced than his opponent, Collazo has boxed rounds and has a knockout percentage of 45 per cent. Khan - Next month's fight will be Khan's first since struggling to victory against Julio Diaz in April It came on the back of dispatching Carlos Molina with relative ease, as the Brit attempted to rebuild his career. Back-to-back defeats to Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson had led to questions over Khan's credentials but he has responded in the ideal way. Collazo - The American goes into the Las Vegas bout, boasting an impressive four-fight winning run.
Collazo's last fight came at the end of January when he stopped Victor Ortiz in the second round. Before that, he beat Alan Sanchez courtesy of a unanimous decision and hasn't tasted defeat since October However, Khan will take some positive from Collazo's points loss to Ricky Hatton in , with the Brit taking some tips from his compatriot. You can prepare for next month's bout by visiting our Mirror Fighting page on Facebook. Sign up When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.
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He was flat-footed. So, if Amir goes back to the fighter who beat Andriy Kotelnik, then he could win every round. At the age of 33, Amir faces Collazo eight years after the American stepped into the ring with me in Boston.
What Collazo will have is a burning desire. He came close against me and the same against Andre Berto. He probably felt he won both of those fights. He will be hungry and that makes him a dangerous fighter. Sport opinion. By Ricky Hatton. Amir Khan. Don't miss a thing by getting the latest from the Manchester Evening News sent direct to your inbox Click here When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.
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