By Mark Elezaj
Amir Khan has a message for the non believers that say he’s got no chance on April 20, when he steps inside the ring to face Terence Crawford at “The Mecca Of Boxing” Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Khan believes he has the skills that are needed to shock the world with a huge upset. He feels that he is the most complete fighter that Crawford has ever faced, and he also wants the haters to know that as a welterweight, he has never lost.
“This fight is at my ideal weight, I lost at 140 pounds, it was hard for me to make weight, then at middleweight with Canelo was a lot for me, but at 147 I have given great fights, I have the power, the power, the class, the speed, I have everything,” Khan said.
“It’s going to be a tough fight, but I think I can win the fight, a lot of people tell me that I do not have a chance, but I’m fighting for my legacy, I have to be very smart, I’m bigger, I’ll be the fastest and also I have everything to win, I’m at the peak of my career,” Khan told ESPN Deportes.
“Crawford, as a fighter, has everything, but I’ll be ready, if he wants to go to the front, if he wants to box, I’ll be ready. I think I’m the best fighter he’s faced. I’m going to expose him, he’s never faced someone as fast as me. I need the perfect fight, in one night, in one fight, I’ll get where I want, I want to be remembered as one of the best and this fight will give me that.”
In his last fight against Samuel Vargas, Khan won by decision. He knocked Vargas down twice, but was also knocked down himself. Khan did admit that the Vargas fight was not his best, but that it has helped to get the Crawford fight made.
Crawford vs. Khan happens on April 20, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Matchroom Boxing and Khan Promotions, the fight will be broadcasted via ESPN pay-per-view (9 p.m. ET). This is the first PPV event of the promotional company’s seven year deal with the network.
~ The Fighting Voice ~