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Boxing: Amir KHAN vs Andreas KOTELNIK


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Who wins and how?  

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  1. 1. Who wins and how?

    • Khan by T/KO
      10
    • Khan on points
      5
    • Draw
      0
    • Kotelnik by T/KO
      20
    • Kotelnik on points
      3


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Khan has no punch resistance if gets clobbered he will go down. he will need to rely on his so called speed that him and roach wont stop raving about

How's it so called?

You denying that he's fast?

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khan points. shame victor ortiz never won his last bout to meet khan.now THAT would have been a fight. two of the fastest boxers on the planet although im sure ortiz would have came out on top.

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Khan has no punch resistance if gets clobbered he will go down. he will need to rely on his so called speed that him and roach wont stop raving about

True but Kotelnik isn't really renowned for his punching power. Id say Khans speed and improved defense under Roach will guide him home by decision.

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wonder if many people who backing kotelnik actually seen him fight. he lost too the average junior witter, drew too the awful m'baye and only won the world championship from probobly the worst world champion of all time in gavin rees. looking forward too two of the most anticipated domestic matches in a while.hall v small and cleverley v mcintosh. both should be explosive

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wonder if many people who backing kotelnik actually seen him fight. he lost too the average junior witter, drew too the awful m'baye and only won the world championship from probobly the worst world champion of all time in gavin rees. looking forward too two of the most anticipated domestic matches in a while.hall v small and cleverley v mcintosh. both should be explosive

Robbed blind against M'Baye and a case for a robbery against Witter.

Also beat the solid Maidana recently.

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i heard roach say in a press conference *Speed Kills*

Amir Khan doesnt exactly hit like a steam train does he? he must be going for a points victory rather than a knock out although that will be tricky against a counter puncher like kotelnik

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Looking forward to the fight, think Khan will win by KO 7/8 round

interesting article here, any thoughts?

http://tinyurl.com/cs9fa3

Rightly or wrongly, lightweight Amir Khan (20-1, 15 KOs) is making his first title challenge on June 27th against Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnik (31-2-1, 13 KOs), the World Boxing Association light welterweight champion. Under most circumstances, this should be a moment that’s looked forward to by most British boxing fans due to Khan, the 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist for Britain, getting such a fast shot at the title in his career.

However, Khan seems to be under fire by many fans that level criticism at him that he’s dodging the best lightweight talent in the division. But more than that, they seem to have a general dislike of him as a whole, and not just because he was blown out in the 1st round by Colombian Breidis Prescott last year.

Khan, 22, was receiving a great deal of negative publicity even before that fight by fans and writers, some of it because of his shaky chin at times and others because of his so-called weak opposition. I think most of it is unfair to be honest. I’ve checked the early records of Joe Calzaghe and Ricky Hatton, both of which were fighting mostly soft opponents through four years of their professional boxing career.

So, if it was okay for them to fight lower level opponents, then why isn’t it okay for Khan? I think he’s proven that the loss to Prescott was a fluke thing in Amir’s recent 5th round technical decision victory over Marco Antonio Barrera. When Khan is fighting smart and thinking defensively, there’s few better fighters than him in the sport.

So, is there a fighter that is more hated than Khan in the UK, and if so, who? I can’t think any fighter that is as polarizing as Amir Khan, and it just seems so odd that he’s been the one that’s getting so much abuse. Is it that the UK eats their young?

I remember all the abuse that Audley Harrison, another Olympic Gold Medal winner for Britain, took from the British public early in his career. Why was that? It seemed unfair because he was being pushed much too fast for the skills that he needed to learn. Harrison seemed to never get a chance by many fans, as they ripped him to shreds even at the very infancy of his pro career.

Now that James DeGale has emerged as another Gold Medal winner for Britain from the 2008 Olympics, he’s receiving a similar fate. However, none of those fighters are criticized as much as Amir Khan. He holds a special place for many fans who take pleasure seemingly in blasting him and questioning his talent.

I wonder what they’ll say when Khan defeats Kotelnik and wins the WBA title? My guess is that even then Khan won’t get much credit for it.

Khan has received a lot of attacks recently because he’s chosen to jump at the chance to move up to the light welterweight division and get a title shot against Kotelnik.

Why on Earth should Khan be criticized for this I ask you? If he had stayed at lightweight, he wasn’t going to get a title shot for at least year so he did the wise thing and moved up for an opportunity. Fighters do it all the time and don’t face abuse, yet Khan is vilified for doing so.

If there’s a fighter in the UK that is hated more than Khan, I don’t know who they are because his name seems to be first and foremost when getting skewered by fans. It’s not right and I think British fans have become spoiled by Ricky Hatton and Calzaghe’s success and not remembered how long it took them to get to where they achieved anything.

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The fight against Barrera proved NOTHING about Amir Khan. Barrera has been shot for a while now and had a gaping gash on his forehead. People should be worried that MAB mannaged to wobble him with a shitty little jab. Khan (and more importantly, Frank Warren) want nothing to do with the top 135lbs fighters such as Edwin Valero, Casamayor or even Katsidis because Warren will lose his cashcow. He'll try to get him a world title this weekend and if by some grace of God wins, will match him very carefully against light hitters or shot people who still have a 'name' which is likely where all the talk of Hatton is coming from.

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I know this is in no-way related to this thread, but I had to post it somewhere.

Sakio Bika's excuse for losing to Lucian Bute :

Bute defeated you previously. Can you win a return bout? Why?

Yes I can win a return bout. Last time I fought Bute, I was very sick and almost drowned in the hotel pool the day before my fight. I never learnt how swim and decided to cool down after training. I didn’t realize there was a deep end of the pool and jumped straight in. I know I can beat Bute and would not go near any swimming pools before the fight!

http://www.fightnews.com/?p=17415#more-17415

:crylaugh: :crylaugh: :crylaugh: :crylaugh:

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