Saturday, May 15, 2010

IBF light welterweights: 'Golden boy' Amir Khan vs 'Magic man' Paul Malignaggi

Boxing Betting: IBF light welterweights: Golden boy, Amir Khan vs Magic man, Paul Malignaggi live on Saturday, May 15, 2010 in New York’s fabled Madison Square Garden, New York. Fans and supporters may end the long wait for Amir Kahn’s next opponent for his American debut.

Amir Khan´s trainer Freddie Roach has warned the WBA champion against complacency when he makes the second defence of his title against Malignaggi.

The golden boy has chosen to put up the fight with fast talking New Yorker, Paul Malignaggi. Khan wanted to make it big in America, so his first choice for his first fight in the place is very much important.

Former IBF junior welterweight champion Malignaggi on the other hand is more than willing to accept a challenging proposal.

23 year old Amir Khan (22-1, 16 ko´s) was genuinely excited to be making his US debut at the venue many still regard as the home of boxing.

29 year old Malignaggi (27-3, 5 ko´s) has felt throughout the fight´s promotion that he has been cast in a supporting role, and was bristling with annoyance at the press conference.

The bookies have Khan a heavy 2/13 favorite, with Malignaggi the 17/4 underdog.

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