Khan is gifted in many ways. He has speed, quickness, size and fast
hands. However, all of that is undone by his fatal flaw- very low punch
resistance. And once again, it did him in versus Danny Garcia this past
weekend at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Khan was seemingly in control
against “Swift” before he was struck with a left hook that sent him
crashing to the canvas near the end of the third round. He was stopped
in the fourth after Garcia scored two more knockdowns.
is boxing’s version of the Flying Wallendas, in the sense that he walks
a tightrope without a net. One mistake can be fatal. But I have to
admit, it makes for some compelling action.
for Garcia, well, he certainly made a statement (but no, he didn’t
really vindicate his father’s verbal vitriol) and you can add him to the
likes of Lucas Matthysse, Mike Alvarado, Marcos Maidana and Lamont
Peterson among several others who, if you mix and match them, you’d have
yourself a pretty damn good 140-pound fight.
it’ll be incumbent upon the networks (HBO/Showtime) to enforce their
economic influence by demanding the viewing public gets the best
possible fights in this division, not just the best possible fights
within a promotional company.