Amir Khan is stepping up to the Welterweight division to fight Luis Collazo on May 3rd on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana. The winner of the fight is most likely to fight Floyd "money" Mayweather.
Collazo has used his left-handed style to level some of the division's top fighters. The first thing Khan needs to do is avoid the right hook that knocked out Victor Ortiz by protecting himself. Khan has been working with coach Virgil Hunter to smooth out his style and become more ferocious.
Khan needs to land his right-handed punches which Maidana can attest to as being quick and powerful. He is definitely going to need that punch in this fight. He needs to keep his left hand high to avoid any sort of punishment Collazo can land on Khan.
The world has seen Khan get into a lot of trouble in his previous fights when he trades punches in an exchange, something that has contributed to his roller coaster career so far.
The game plan Khan used against Carlos Molina is the one he should use against Collazo; left hook, right hand, dodge the counter, not trading power-punches.
At the undercard press conference Amir Khan can quoted as saying:
“It’s been very hard. It’s been hard. We just have to put it behind me and just be focused on who I’ve got in front of me. It’s all about winning and putting on a good performance.
"Every fight's the biggest fight. Winning a fight like this will definitely get me to where I need to be. The big fights I need.”
Khan (25-3) is on a two-fight win streak after his loss to Danny Garcia and will face Collazo (35-5), who has four straight wins.
Khan will come out victorious as long as he sticks to his strengths and lands combinations with the help of his speed.
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