Lightweight Champion Amir “I’m afraid of Breidis Prescott” Khan is again making delusional and disturbing comments regarding his boxing career.
The latest suggestion from Khan centers on his intriguing self-opinion that he will move up to the 147 lbs. welterweight division, destroy Floyd “Maynever”, Jr., then move again to the 154 lbs. junior middleweight division, and gain that title before retiring.
One can question when the psychiatric evaluations have not already begun for the self-proclaimed “best in the 140 pound division”, when he has plenty of work in that weight class before mentioning the likes of Floyd “Maynever”, Jr.
Having already eliminated Manny Pacquiao from his list of competitors was a weird enough proclamation, but to claim he now has a “four year plan” before retiring, is absurd, disturbing, and delusional.
The lightweight (140 lbs,) division has Timothy Bradley, Devon Alexander, Breidis “Khan-queror” Prescott, and Juan Manuel Marquez, headlining a division that requires the undivided attention of Khan before he continues down his path of self-righteousness.
Golden Boy Promotions head honchos Oscar De La Hoya and Richard Schaefer continue to feed the ego of the United Kingdom star who has now seemingly irritated even some of his countrymen with his false bravado
Having stated that he wanted to fight before his fans in the United Kingdom before looking to take on the winner of the Bradley/Alexander bout on January 29, 2011, Khan is leaning towards either Lamont Peterson, or Zab Judah as a March 16, 2011 opponent.
Safe, is what Khan appears to be looking at for his fight in front of his UK fans, even though a bout with Prescott, the man who destroyed him in front of the same UK fans with a devastating first round knockout, is available and chirping.
Very soon, Amir Khan will have relegated himself from “star status“, to what clearly seems his true place is , “wannabe status”.
Golden Boy Promotions has been of no help, when sitting idly by as Khan announced his refusal to ever engage in a bout with current Pound-for-Pound titleist Manny Pacquiao, allegedly because of (trainer of both men) Freddie Roach’s declaration that “Manny Pacquiao is my guy. Should he and Amir Khan ever fight, I would be in the corner of Manny Pacquiao“.
Devastating words, especially for Oscar De La Hoya to hear, for a fighter who came to the United States claiming that “within eighteen months, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will both have been defeated by me”.
Those were tough words then, and even tougher words now, for a man who has successfully joined the Golden Boy group of promisers who seldom deliver the “fights that fight fans want to see”.
Whether Amir Khan becomes the superstar many in the sport seem convinced he will be, remains to be seen.
What is more than obvious to any fan, is that Khan needs to do more fighting, and less talking, both in and out of the ring.
Candace Sullivan (Denver): “Amir Khan is ducking both Prescott and Marquez, but still claims he is the best”?
Wendy Garza (Aurora): “Marcos Maidana was slow, and easy to hit, but he still took Khan to the brink. Who truly believes he could beat Floyd, Marquez, or Bradley”?
David Jackson (Denver): “How did Pacquiao and Khan become such great buddies that Khan says he’d never fight him? I’ve never heard Pacquiao say he’d never fight Khan, or did I miss something”?
Stephen Johnson feature writes for INSIDE BOXING.com, UNTIL THE NEXT ROUND.com, and co-hosts INSIDE BOXING LIVE!