British-Pakistani boxer Amir ‘King’ Khan is revving up for his upcoming bout against American Luis Collazo, tomorrow night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in ‘Sin City’ Las Vegas.
Khan reportedly has a chance to take on World Champion Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather if, he is able to prove himself in the highly-awaited face off. Initial reports suggested Khan was supposed to spar off against Mayweather, but instead got the undercard against former World Welterweight Champion Collazo.
Speaking to The Karachiite, Khan was kind enough to give us an insight into his upcoming fight, “I’m looking forward to the big fight. It’s my first fight at 147lbs and it’s against a former World Champion. I believe I will out box him and beat him. I trained hard and I’m focused”.
Collazo won’t make for an easy opponent. At 33-years-old, he has more experience and is fresh-off a successful victory against former Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz. A victory against Collazo will prove to Khan’s critics that the Bolton Blur deserves a shot at the championship title. Khan was victorious in a title defense against Mayweather’s opponent Marcos Maidana, back in 2010.
Amir Khan is a real-life Rocky Balboa. At 27-years-old, he is married to the absolutely stunning Faryal Khan and soon to be a father to their first child. Just like Rocky had Adrian by his side, Faryal will be in Khan’s corner.
Khan gained his first boxing silverware at the 2004 Athens Olympics at just 17-years-old. The monumental feat earned him the record of being the youngest British Olympic boxing medalist.
At 22, he took the boxing world by storm after winning the World Boxing Association (WBA) Light-Welterweight championship making him the first British-Pakistani to do so.
Collazo on the other hand, has been a professional boxer since 2000. In his 14-year career, he holds a record of 35 wins (18 knockouts), five defeats (one knockout) and no draws. Collazo will be looking to give Khan a real challenge, and hope to prove his experience outmatches youth.
Khan will also likely be hoping 10-time World Champion Mayweather is watching because he could very possibly be next.
Though no world titles are on the line. A victory tomorrow would thrust the British-Pakistani boxer into the same league as the boxing world’s elite. Not to mention the most competitive and lucrative weight division in the sport…