AMIR KHAN is mandated to face the winner of this weekend’s clash for the vacant WBC welterweight title between Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero – plus he lost to the former in 2012 – so who better to ask to preview that match than Bolton’s “King”?
“Guerrero has a come-forward style and is always looking to press and pressure his opponents,” Khan noted, exclusively to Boxing News, of the southpaw. “He throws a lot of punches and works every minute of every round. He doesn’t like to give guys he’s facing any time to settle or get into a rhythm. He’s got a lot of heart but can be a bit predictable and can be outboxed as Mayweather showed by setting traps and letting him walk into them.
“I think Garcia is the more naturally talented of the two. He can push a fight and be the aggressor but is also able to box if he needs to. I think he prefers coming forward and he’s more used to fighting like that and carries some good power too. Perhaps at times there is an over-reliance on his left hook and his recent fights have shown opponents are figuring out how to take it away from him. I don’t think he likes facing guys who can box and move as he can appear a bit flat-footed.