Amir Khan feels good and ready to get back in the ring, this time against Luis Collazo
May 02 2014 11:25 AM
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Amir Khan has been away from the ring for a year, this time he will be facing Luis Collazo in a 12-round bout for the vacant WBC silver welterweight world title on May 3.

Khan vs. Collazo is the co-main event to The Moment: Mayweather vs. Maidana.The event will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)

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El Dude says:

I respect all fighters but as an American citizen I do have the right to voice my word. In my opinion Amir Khan wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather simply for economic reasons. A loss to Mayweather is permissible unlike a loss to Luis Collazo which could ruin Khans career if KOd. I predict Collazo performing his typical rough and power habits yet Khans awesome speed will not disappoint. I am looking forward in seeing this great undercard fight that is causing much attention and curiosity but I have to honestly say that I don't think Collazo will go past 10. The winner of this fight should face the winner between Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter for all would make kickass awesome fights that us fans love to see.
by El Dude.

oubobcat says:

[QUOTE=El Dude;51320]I respect all fighters but as an American citizen I do have the right to voice my word. In my opinion Amir Khan wanted to fight Floyd Mayweather simply for economic reasons. A loss to Mayweather is permissible unlike a loss to Luis Collazo which could ruin Khans career if KOd. I predict Collazo performing his typical rough and power habits yet Khans awesome speed will not disappoint. I am looking forward in seeing this great undercard fight that is causing much attention and curiosity but I have to honestly say that I don't think Collazo will go past 10. The winner of this fight should face the winner between Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter for all would make kickass awesome fights that us fans love to see.
by El Dude.[/QUOTE]

I agree, Khan had been sitting on the shelf since last April believing he would get Mayweather tonight. He did not want to take any risk for the major payday he thought he was going to receive.

So he didn't get the fight. But still gets a nice consolation prize in my opinion with a 1.5 million dollar payday and the opportunity to showcase himself on the big stage. A win, especially impressive win, sets the table very nicely for Khan for the future.

I like Collazo and no doubt he can win this fight but as I have stated in the past I don't think he will. I think Khan is too fast, particularly with his hand speed, for Collazo and will fight a very cautious fight. This fight could actually resemble Collazo's fight with Mosley some years ago. Despite his recent KO of Ortiz, I just don't think Collazo is that big a puncher. Khan has a questionable chin but remember too he took some flush shots from Lamont Peterson without getting dazed.

I think we will see Khan earn a wide unanimous decision.