QUOTE (Seek @ Jan 19 2012, 09:59 AM)
Khan didn't need the help of the referee and judges to win a fight. He didn't walk away with his belt because of point deductions. He put rounds in the bank and whethered a late rally from Maidana. He won it fair and square. Maidana had his shot, came up short, no reason for a rematch
Khan was THE champion, gave Lamont a great opportunity and would have been victorious had it not been for the referee deducting points. You call that a good win Lamont? You call that being a champion? Run from the best while you can Monty. Do what's "best for your career," by avoiding the real champs at 140.
I dont honestly believe that there's a reason for a Maidana rematch either, but Im sure he would've asked for one if he didn't make it out of the 10th round. After that fight, Khan got credit, but in the same breath, he almost lost a fight that he had control of. The same way Ortiz did against Berto, he had his way with him then in the 6th round, BOOM!...he was a couple of punches away from it getting stopped.
The Maidana fight only proved that Khan has a hard time with competitive guys after the first half of the fight...he dropped the guy with a body shot in the first round, couldn't finish him off, then he almost blew it in the 10th round...fair and square, but very shaky.
As far as the Peterson fight, again, Khan had his "moments" in during the first half of the fight, including the uncalled "knockdown", then the second worthless "knockdown" in which he used his elbow to finish it. Then what happened? He started getting his ass kicked during the last half of the fight. If we want to talk about running, then ask why Daffy Duck Khan ran for his life after he ran out of stuff to do against Lamont, not to mention how ugly his footwork was from round 2, til the end.
The cards should not have been that close, but the "real champ" went into a challenger's backyard with no rematch clause, and his mind made up that it was going to be an easy fight. If he was a "real champ", then that fight shouldn't have come down to 1 point, and he shouldn't have allowed himself to be hit, just because Lamont's punches didn't hurt (or so Khan says). I would assume that Khan did what was best for his career by not fighting Prescott again, huh?