Freddie Roach Predicts Terence Crawford To Knock Out Amir Khan
Amir Khan’s former trainer Freddie Roach believes Khan will need an almost perfect performance to defeat WBO welterwelter world champion Terence Crawford when the two meet at the Madison Square Garden on Saturday in April 20th in New York.
Roach trained Khan for many fights, earlier in his career before both separated in 2012 and the later hired Vigil Hunter. Despite their separation Roach still has a lot of respect for Khan but believes Crawford is just to skilled for the clear underdog to beat.
“If Amir can stick to the gameplay and box for 12 rounds he can do really, really well because he is a great boxer,” Roach told Boxing Social.
“He has all the skill in the world and he has a lot of speed, but at some point he will go for the knockout and when he does that he gets himself in harm’s way and get knocked out.
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Roach maintained that Khan is a great Boxer with a lot of speed and great footwork to complement, when compared to Crawford but has a flaw of always going the knock out, which according to Roach will be the root of his demise.
“In all the fights he’s been knocked out, he’s been ahead. He’s a very good boxer, he’s very good at what he does but he has that block in his head. He goes for the knockout but in this sport you can’t go for the knockout; if it comes, it comes, don’t force it.
“Terence Crawford is a good fighter. Amir has better speed and footwork but he has to put them together and be at his best. He has to win every round one at a time. But I believe Amir will be knocked out somewhere along the way because he has bad habits.”
WBO Welterweight World Champion Terence Crawford will make the third defense of his title against British contender Amir Khan on the 20th Of April, at the Madison Square Garden.