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Khan / Paulie: Chances.

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Morning people.

Bit slow this morning so I'll get the ball rolling. Nice and quick; win ratio for the fight next week.

Keep it honest.

I'm going Khan 60:40 Paulie.

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posted May 8, 2010

This is amazing, before Kotelnik the Khan haters would be saying, Paulie would win all day long. Now it is an easy fight??? Paulie is never going to ko that many people, this is true, however he has a great chin and and is technically a very good boxer.

This is simply a step up in class for Khan and a chance to see where his development is at, and where he goes next. He is still not ready for the big boys.

Lets be grown up about this and support an exciting british boxer who seems to have matured(in the ring) and is beginning to reach his potential.

cue the haters...

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posted May 8, 2010

comment by Aveyard01 (U12666957)

Why do people keep mentioning maidana in the same sentence of bradley or alexander??
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I think its more to do with Maidana not avoiding a fight with these two. He's ready to mix it with them. I would class Ortiz (who was being lauded before the Maidana fight) as a good win. Although that 1 could have gone either way! Also an unbeaten Cayo was meant to be a pretty even fight... Maidana KO in 6! Maidana also has 27 KO's in 28 wins. Pretty impressive, and me personally was looking forward to the Bradley fight.

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posted May 9, 2010

@Philchapman

Well said, I agree wiv u, even down to 'cue the haters'. Whatever the outcome of this fight Khan 'loses', ko's paulie a mismatch, lose to paulie khan was overated/rubbish/nowhere left to go.

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posted May 9, 2010

comment by sohotnot (U14021664)

posted 10 Minutes Ago

@Philchapman

Well said, I agree wiv u, even down to 'cue the haters'. Whatever the outcome of this fight Khan 'loses', ko's paulie a mismatch, lose to paulie khan was overated/rubbish/nowhere left to go.

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do you not think that his career path has put him into such situations??

I fully expect Khan to beat Paulie, although it probably is a step up in class, Malinaggi is a big name in boxing. However he is hand-picked for a khan, Paulie is quick and technically very good, but Khans quicker and probably technically better. Roach thinks it will be over in 3, can't help but think thats highly likely.

But if he does beat Malignaggi, as expected, we don't learn anything new about Khan. We all think he's fast, we all think he is technically pretty sound, we all think he has a decent amount of power. What we as boxing fans want to see from Khan is how he deals with durable punchers at the top level. We'd like to see his speed and power up against a Hatton, a Cotto. The biggest hitter Khans went into the ring with KO'd him in less than 90 seconds.

If he beats Malignaggi like i expect him too, i won't rate him any higher than i do now, i already think he has the tools to dispose of Paulie, as easy, if not easier, than Hatton did.

If on the other hand he LOSES to Paulie, like you said, i'm wondering where he goes from there?? Becaue Malignaggi isn't world class, so who does he fight then? Tempt Hatton out of retirement for a fight that would capture the imagination of the UK public? Or move down a level in class? a rematch with Prescott?

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posted May 9, 2010

malignaggi won't test khans chin with his feather fists (which of course, is the reason khan has been matched with him) and khan should be able to match him for speed.

khan may struggle to finish him though so i'm going for khan by decision <ok>

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posted May 9, 2010

do you not think that his career path has put him into such situations??
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To sum extent yes& I know Khan does say some stupid things at time, but I really feel he has more than his fair share of haters, people cant wait for him to lose, unlike hatton who was loved but also had his fair share of patsy's.
I was Agreeing with Chapmans post that this is part of the learning curve for Khan, he aint ready for the top boys quite yet but he did win a world title poss b4 he was due so now needs get to genuine world level b4 he can think of unifying titles. I also agree with a lot of what you say, in fact all wot you say, but then neither of us fall into the catergory of Khan haters. As you say where does he go if he loses? I say retire, Khan will not be happy fighting as a nearly man at domestic level & boxing fans aint gonna be happy paying to watch vs nobody's. I hope for a good fight against PM & wish Khan all the best.

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comment by D (U14243886)

posted May 10, 2010

Oh my god, a year ago all the AntiKhan brigade were saying Malignaggi would annihilate Khan, so what has happened? anyone care to explain! or is it a case of the true grit brit Amir, not being accessible to some? I think Amir shoud make several defences before thinking about anything else, but if he does that they will say he is a dodger!

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posted May 10, 2010

Malignaggi's a slick fighter, but he's not a puncher. Khan's handspeed should come into play here, but it won't be an annihilation like Roach says it will be (Three rounds? I don't think so). Malignaggi has consistently shown himself to have a great chin, so I can see him even lasting the distance.

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posted May 11, 2010

Khan in 9 or 10
A good mover who can't punch is just great sparring

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posted May 11, 2010

Kahn will put this chump into the middle of next week. This guys a good fighter, been in big fights already around the world, England and USA but he's not Kahns level.

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