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Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Jul 19, 2011 at 09:09:50 AM
Boxing promoters love to match their young buck with an established yet beatable veteran 'name' and so it is that Zab Judah plays the supposedly amiable dance partner to Amir Khan in this weekend's Vegas showdown. The trouble with the analogy is that Judah (5.3) doesn't easily fit the mould of ageing has-been. The Brooklynite has always been a volatile character, flawed in many ways but talented, dangerous and it seems, a re-discovered man. Or perhaps he's just grown up. There is no doubt that Judah's relationship with Main Events under the paternal eye of Kathy Duva and his partnership with the excellent Pernell Whitaker as coach have been significant. Judah hasn't been transformed by them but his career has been resurrected. In 2006-07 the New Yorker was losing big fights to Carlos...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Dec 8, 2010 at 12:52:11 AM
When [b]Amir Khan[/b] steps into the ring this weekend to face the heavy handed and largely unheralded South American [b]Marcos Maidana[/b], fight fans can be forgiven a twitch of the punting finger as well as a heavy sense of Déjà Vu. We have indeed been here before. It seems a lifetime ago that Khan was wrecked inside a round by the mysterious Columbian Breidis Prescott, a defeat that eventually led Khan to change trainer, promoter and to an extent, country too. Two years on the Bolton boy has gone from exposed 'would-be' to defending World Champion. So apparently complete has his transformation been that he shares not just a gym with [b]Manny Pacquiao[/b] but, according to some, his potential and prospects too. Yet the lingering questions raised by the ghost of Prescott remain;...
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