Khan paid the price for his arrogance

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iol spt july17 Khan REUTERS Amir Khan's arrogance came to the fore yet again and he paid a heavy, heavy price under the Las Vegas lights.

Amir Khan's arrogance came to the fore yet again and he paid a heavy, heavy price under the Las Vegas lights.

Not only did Khan suffer the third loss of his career but his hopes of being regarded as one of the sport's greats would seem to have vanished forever.

By now Khan should have had the maturity to simply outbox Danny Garcia but instead he inevitably allowed himself to be drawn into a brawl and came off second best.

Having lost to Lamont Peterson in his previous fight, the Khan camp were delighted to have the chance of facing Garcia who despite holding the WBC belt was not deemed to be a major threat to a fighter who liked to speak of himself in the same breath as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

But Khan's chin was again exposed at the highest level and having had some brutal contests it seems his punch resistance is diminishing.

Khan, for all his world title success, looks set to be regarded as a very good fighter, while the man he has engaged in a verbal tussle with, Carl Froch has proved himself to be a genuine great fighter having beaten a succession of top super-middleweights.

Khan of course will keep talking the talk but the heights he felt he could reach now seem beyond him. – Belfast Telegraph


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