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article imageOp-Ed: Zab Judah Is Amir Khan's ticket to boxing greatness

By Leo Reyes     Jul 23, 2011 in Sports
So much trash talks have been said on the Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah fight taking shape in a few hours. But the two protagonists should know they both need each other to propel their respective boxing careers to greater heights.
A win by by Amir Khan will increase his chance of facing unbeaten Floyd Mayweather possibly end of next year in Khan's home country.
A Mayweather vs. Khan fight will be a definite blockbuster and could be a record-breaker in terms of pay-per-view buys because of the expected support by millions of UK fans who will be rooting for their hometown boy.
At this early stage, Mayweather has already set the stage for the planned encounter with the British star and has even named Wembley Stadium as the possible venue.
Earlier, Mayweather has invited British fight fans to his Gym in Las Vegas to watch him train. This gesture from the unbeaten boxer signifies his desire to renew his ties with his British fans from way back when he fought the then British boxing icon Ricky Hatton.
'I have so much love for my fans in the UK,' said Mayweather. 'Ever since I fought Ricky Hatton in 2008 and then held an open workout in London in 2009, they have shown me nothing but support.
'I wanted to do something for them and I hope they can attend my work-out.'
Mayweather is scheduled to face Victor Ortiz September 17 in what appears to be a tune up fight for the long-delayed Pacquiao vs Mayweather match. But now it seems Mayweather is preparing for a date with Amir Khan.
Still, Khan must show an impressive win over Judah who Mayweather defeated in a brawl at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas in 2006.
A loss by Khan to Judah will most likely derail his plan to face Mayweather in front of his millions of adoring fans in his home country.
On the other hand, a win by Judah will definitely boost his career in the next few years. The 33-year-old aging slugger from Brooklyn has been is on his fight winning streak since he lost to Joshua Clottey in 2008.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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