QUOTE (Maxy @ May 1 2010, 12:35 AM)
Face to face he's apparently a nice enough bloke, as the TS says, but Khan has alienated himself from many British fans with his stupid comments. His reason for going to America was because he felt he was accepted over there. That his colour/race was not an issue.
Truth is, his colour/race isn't an issue over here either. He said recently, "If I was white I would be a superstar in England." That is a ridiculous comment. Some say the racists forced him out of the country but anyone who has ever been to a Khan fight live will tell you that his Pakistani fans have been responsible for some sickening racism against fellow Khan supporters. I'm not suggesting it's all one sided but the picture Khan paints isn't how most see it.
yeah he is portrayed in a darker light in the media as a cocky, arrogant kid. Even when talking to him he did seem extremely confident when i asked him about his chances vs many fighters, but at the same time he did show alot of respect for others such as mayweather, pacquiao and tim bradley. The media also has a reputation for twisting and altering people's words in order to create a story or make headlines so i approach what is said in the media with alot of caution.
Meeting him in person I have nothing but great things to say about the dude. Came off as very classy and personable, made conversation with everyone, he was giving people tips and helping others out and talking to everyone rather than acting like a total diva as if he owned the place because he was world champ. He spent over an hour after his workout today just signing autographs and taking pictures and meeting fans at the gym and he even light sparred some of r fighters at the end of his workout which was really cool.
My first impression of him definitely overshadows whatever is said about him in the media, and i have no doubt that alot of people in Vancouver who have had the chance to meet him will say the same thing