Not many are giving Amir Khan much of a chance on Saturday night against WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford at MSG, and rightfully so. Crawford is one of the most skilled welterweights in boxing, and Khan has proven that his chin can be shaky at times.
But, Khan has excellent speed and has shown the ability to win rounds with that hand speed. One guy who knows about Khan’s skills is Danny Garcia, who stopped Khan back in 2012. However, before the stoppage, Khan was having a lot of success against the Philadelphia native.
Garcia, who battles Adrian Granados on Saturday at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, believes Crawford-Khan could be a close fight.
“(Amir)Khan is not an easy style to prepare for. He has fast hands, and he has quick feet,” Garcia recently said on a conference call. “So it’s definitely going to be an entertaining fight.
‘Terence Crawford is not a really a pressure fighter. He’ll try to knock you out one punch or try to break you down and take you out of the lead.
“I honestly believe it’s a 50/50 fight. I think Terence Crawford has more momentum going into the fight then Khan, but I honestly think it’s a 50/50 fight.”
Khan is no scrub, and could be Crawford’s toughest test. If Khan chin holds up, he could make this a close fight. Should be an interesting night of boxing in New York City!