Terence Crawford vs Amir Khan: Brit reveals how he plans to win WBO title - Health Tips

Terence Crawford vs Amir Khan: Brit reveals how he plans to win WBO title

Amir Khan will challenge Terence Crawford for his WBO welterweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 20 April.
The 32-year-old Olympic silver medallist enters the fight as a massive underdog, having chosen to ignore an all-British dust-up against rival Kell Brook and instead travelling across the pond to face one of world boxing’s pound-for-pound greats.
Crawford enters the fight as a three-weight world champion and will be making the second defence of his welterweight belt, having been a lightweight title holder as well as a unified light-welterweight champion – remaining unbeaten after 34 professional fights, making him one of the most formidable fighters in the game.
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Subscribe now Despite his impressive record, Khan believes that he, in fact, is the best man in the welterweight division and Crawford’s opponents haven’t been anyone of note.
“I think I’m a different fighter than the other fighters he’s faced,” Khan told Helen Yee Sports.
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AP
2/11 10. Anthony Joshua (22-0-0) Coming in at number 10 is the unified IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA (Super) heavyweight champion.
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3/11 9. Mikey Garcia (39-1-0) Despite coming up short against Errol Spence in their welterweight bout, Garcia is still a modern great as a four-weight world champion.
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4/11 8. Errol Spence (25-0-0) After his impressive win over Garcia in which he didn't drop a round, Spence added another big name to his record. Who next for 'The Truth?'
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7/11 5. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-4-1) The Thai two-time WBC super flyweight champion is the current lineal champion of his division and makes our top five.
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8/11 4. Terence Crawford (34-0-0) Another three-weight world champion, Crawford just misses out on the top three and will look to reaffirm his place as one of the pound-for-pound modern greats with a win over Amir Khan.
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“First of all, he’s moving up to 147. He’s had one or two fights in the division against lower calibre fighters, who I would probably beat myself as well. I just feel he’s fighting the best fighter in the division at this time. He’s going to be tested. I’ve got the speed, the power, I’ve got the explosiveness, and I’ve got the size.”
Khan went on to explain that his confidence going into the fight stems from the fact he is the underdog – with doubters pushing him on and listed out the tools that will help him to win.
“This is going to be one of the first times I’ve gone into a fight as an underdog, but as the bigger guy,” Khan said.
Watch more “Normally I go into the fight as the smaller guy and the underdog. In this fight I’m the underdog, but I’m the bigger guy. I’ve got more experience, and I probably have the better resume. I know Terence is unbeaten, and he has a great resume and looked good in his recent fight, but I feel this is a little bit too much for him. He is quite new in the welterweight division.
“I feel I have the speed, power and experience to introduce him to the welterweight division and show him what the welterweight division is all about.”
Despite admitting that Crawford is among the top five pound-for-pound best in the world, Khan remains confident that his assets will allow him to take home the WBO title next month.
Khan beat Samuel Vargas last time out (Getty Images)
“He’s up there in the top five in the pound-for-pound. There are a lot of great fighters in boxing. He’s up there. I don’t have him at number 1 or number 2. He is very dangerous. He is very tough to beat, but I really believe I have the skills and the tools to do that.
“I don’t think Crawford has proven himself in the welterweight division as of yet. To beat him will be even harder, but I believe I can do this.”
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