Amir Khan and Zab Judah Confident for July 23 Fight

Amir Khan and Zab Judah are 10 days away from their fight, and confident of victory. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Junior welterweight stars Amir Khan and Zab Judah are fully confident of victory on July 23, when the two fight at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, live on HBO.

Khan says he expects to stop Judah, but won't be gunning for it:

"I really think I will get a knockout in this fight but I never go into a fight looking for a knockout because that's when you start making mistakes. I'm going to go in there boxing and if the knockout comes, it comes."

Khan (25-1, 17 KO) has risen to the upper echelon of the 140-pound ranks, but veteran Judah (41-6, 28 KO) really feels that the 24-year-old Brit is taking this fight before he's ready:

"I'm definitely going to take him to school. After Saturday night he'll figure out that Golden Boy set him up by putting him in a position he shouldn't have been in. He's a great fighter but this fight is a little premature for him."

Both fighters have really good speed and good power, and frankly both are inconsistent fighters with serious weaknesses. Khan has a bad habit of fighting dumb, to be honest, and frankly seems like he at times will disregard the game plan set by trainer Freddie Roach, but his talent largely carries him. Judah, of course, has been up and down for years, and has struggled at points of both of his last two fights, a debated win over Lucas Matthysse and a knockout of Kaizer Mabuza. He's being sold as a rejuvenated fighter, but this will be the real test of how far back he is.

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