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PAULIE MALIGNAGGI EXPLAINS WHY AMIR KHAN MIGHT BE A "VERY TOUGH FIGHT" FOR MAYWEATHER: "FLOYD WOULD BE AT A DISADVANTAGE"

By Ben Thompson | October 09, 2014
PAULIE MALIGNAGGI EXPLAINS WHY AMIR KHAN MIGHT BE A

"Amir's ability to fight at range makes him difficult to deal with. Styles make fights, you know, and Amir is a kind of guy who knows how to win rounds. Floyd is a kind of guy who knows how to win rounds. They're both round-winning kind of fighters; they're not search-and-destroy kind of fighters, you know, so that kind of style, head to head, is going to be two guys trying to win rounds," stated two-division world champion Paulie Malignaggi, who shared his thoughts on a potential clash between undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and former jr. welterweight champion Amir Khan. According to Malignaggi, Khan presents the type of style and physical attributes that could potentially mean problems for Mayweather if the went to the scorecards.

"I just feel like at this point, Floyd maybe not having the legs he used to have and Amir having that range he has and the speed that he has and the ability to maintain that outside distance, and of course he holds really good on the inside as well, you know, I feel like it's very difficult to win rounds against Amir," Malignaggi explained during a recent conversation with FightHype.com. "And I feel like Floyd would be at a disadvantage trying to win those rounds against Amir. Amir pushes the pace, he's got a weird, funky rhythm, he's long, he's lanky, he changes range really fast, and if you don't have your legs 100% under you, it's difficult to keep up. Stylistically, I think it's a very tough fight."



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