Johnny Nelson says that on Saturday's evidence Amir Khan would give Floyd Mayweather one heck of a fight

Johnny Nelson says that on Saturday's evidence Amir Khan would give Floyd Mayweather one heck of a fight

If the Amir Khan who boxed on Saturday night got into the ring with the Floyd Mayweather who boxed on Saturday night, Khan would give Mayweather all the trouble in the world.

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Aaaaa Ssssssss says...

i think personally you have a point about amir khans power not doing the job when he had so many chances to go for the ko but he wanted to stick to his game plan which was PUNCH, DODGE, HOLD OPPONENT IN HEADLOCK AND REPEAT"!

Posted 12:01 6th May 2014

Kunal Popat says...

I really don't understand all the negative comments on this article. It's the first time Johnny Nelson has actually said something positive about Khan as he's so pro Kell Brook. The boxing world should really celebrate this performance by Khan it's the best "boxing" performance we have all seen in a very long time. Khan won every round and scored 3 knock downs. I don't think Khan will get the Mayweather fight now becuase the performance was so great it will be seen as too greater threat for TMT and Showtime.

Posted 10:53 6th May 2014

Feargal Sharky says...

Yes, but Collazo is a washed up bum who isn't in the same class as Maidanam so it's difficult to compare performances. When Khan fought Maidana he was holding on for dear life in the latter stages of the fight. I won't believe Khan has improved until we see him in with a better opponent.

Posted 09:04 6th May 2014

Anthony Mcc says...

I thought Khan finally showed some real ring generalship in this fight and proved he is finally starting to mature as a fighter. He tied up when he needed to, instead of leaving his chin hanging like he has in the past. He moved really well avoiding most of Collazo's shots. Most impressive of all for me though was his conditioning. In the past he has held on in the final rounds due to being gassed out, hence getting tagged late on in many fights. However Saturday round 12 and he was still moving well and throwing good combo's without forcing the action or looking pressured. A real quality performance from Amir - maybe he has finally come of age?!

Posted 00:14 6th May 2014

Tom Reardon says...

I just don't see it. It was a good technical performance from Khan, but Collazo walked through the last 6-7 rounds with his hands down by his waist and none of Khan's shots looked like they packed knock out power. And lets face it, looking good against Collazo and beating Mayweather are simply worlds apart. Mayweather would make Khan miss and hit him with the counter, which is one of his greatest weapons. I completely disagree with people that say that Khan's speed could be Mayweather's undoing, as the Maidana fight clearly showed that Mayweather is most afraid of power and being knocked out. Mayweather is no slouch and has the best defense. Khan would need to be constantly busy if he wanted to get a points victory and I just see Mayweather taking advantage as soon as Khan started to slow down. Either way it would be a great bonus for Khan if he is given the fight, as he would rake in a fortune.

Posted 22:31 5th May 2014

Mike Banks says...

Am sorry you watched the wrong fight I was sick of seeing khan grabbing his opponent and trust me he is not in the Sam category of Floyd. Get khan to relax and find someone else to fight. He is not ready yet for Floyd. If you really watch the fight did you see his coach yelling at him to stop those silly things that's where Floyd will be khan hands down. Khan is over rated British boxer

Posted 16:03 5th May 2014

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