Saturday night we have a matchup that puts arguably the #1 pound for pound fighter in WBO World Welterweight Champion 🇺🇸Terence Crawford against 🇬🇧Amir Khan in a fight that fans are in agreement is not pay per view worthy, and honestly wasn’t even on the radar of potential fights that they wanted to see Crawford take on. But here we are….
I won’t be saying anything different than most when it comes to predicting this one. I can’t see this ending any other way than a knockout win for Crawford. The question for me isn’t IF but WHEN.
We know what to expect from Khan, dazzling hand speed that he will display like a laser light show as he looks to put rounds in the bank, seemingly showing that he is the superior boxer. The biggest thing I will be looking for in this fight is if Amir will actually able to bank those rounds against Crawford. Even if he does, I don’t think it will make a difference in the final outcome, but it could make a difference in when Crawford is able to turn the killer instinct on and close the show.
Crawford has a reputation as a slow starter, but if Amir doesn’t prove that he has enough to keep Crawford off of him we could see this thing turn into predator versus prey before we hit the middle rounds. I think by the 3rd or 4th rounds we see Crawford turn the heat up on Khan, stalking and walking him down with that Bud Crawford smirk that lets you know he smells blood, and is enjoying dishing out the punishment.
Prediction: Terence Crawford by 5th round KO