Three Rules for Betting on Amir Kahn Fights

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Amir Kahn vs Julio Diaz

Ah, the curse of Olympic stardom. Following a gold medal in Sydney 2000 (back in the day when Team GB didn’t need to charter a separate plane home for all their gold), many expected Audley Harrison to emerge as a genuine Champion of the heavyweight boxing world. How is that going – well his current nickname is Fraudly.

Enter Amir Kahn four years later. No gold but an impressive silver in Athens, yet a decade on, he is facing a career-defining fight against veteran Mexican Julio Diaz. Here are three things to watch for, when punting on a King Kahn bout.

Amir Wobbles Early:

Famously knocked out inside a minute by Breidis Prescott, Kahn has yet to convince doubters about his ability to take punches. Diaz has won three of his four welterweight bouts to KO thus far, and has been quoted as saying, “I know the knockout is the only thing that will get me the win, so I’m training extra hard already in order to get a victory on Khan’s home turf.  I’m a heavy hitter and he can’t take a punch.”

His fights are always exciting:

Even when he gets absolutely belted, Kahn’s response is to fight back. He never hides, preferring to smash his way back into fights, rather than creep. This always makes a KO the most likely method of victory in his bouts. For either fighter.

He has only lost once in the UK:

Kahn’s two most recent defeats against Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson both took place in the States, and only that shock defeat against Prescott has occurred on home soil.

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