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Titles: WBA Junior-Welterweight Champion
Ring Magazine Rating - Number 2 Junior-Welterweight
Record: 26 Fights - 25 Wins - 1 Loss
Amir Khan has developed into a much better fighter since teaming up with Freddie Roach. He is challenging the best in the division having defeated Marcos Maidana last year.
Khan will be fighting IBF Junior-Welterweight Champion Zab Judah in a unification bout on 23rd July 2011.
Questions are still asked about his chin after his one and only knockout defeat to Columbian Bredis Prescott on 6th December 2008. There were numerous occasions during the Maidana fight that Khan was seriously troubled but Maidana did not do enough to finish Khan off.
Khan is a fast, slick and entertaining fighter to watch. However, his relationship with the boxing fans in the UK can only be described as lukewarm at best.
After going pro in 2005, Khan fought a series of poor fighters and lost when he finally came up against a decent opponent in Prescott. Unfair comparisons were made between Khan and Audley Harrison after the Prescott fight.
The main problem is Golden Boy Promotions insistence that Khan is a 'Pay-Per-View Fighter.' The boxing public show with their pockets that a fighter is pay-per-view rather than being told what they should be paying for.
Khan learned the hard way when his fight with Paul McCloskey was pulled from Sky Sports Pay-Per-View in the UK and put on a standard Sky Sports channel. Team Khan decided to cut ties with Sky and chose small channel Primetime to show the fight. Khan lost more exposure simply to make a bit more money but the PPV sales showed he failed to make a profit.
Whilst Khan is at odds with the UK Broadcasters he will fail to generate a big following in his own country. Khan is relying on being able to defeat Judah and sell himself to the US market. If he was to fail, Khan may not be able to take being a contender fighting on smaller cards for less money. Leaving Sky who have supported him for years may have been a bad idea.
Khan may learn the hard way - never bite the hand that feeds you.