Amir Khan is picking fellow Wild Card fighter Manny Pacquiao to win on Saturday night against Timothy Bradley. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Amir Khan, who was supposed to fight Timothy Bradley last year and trains alongside Manny Pacquiao, has offered a prediction on Saturday night's big fight, and he's going with his fellow Freddie Roach fighter:
"I give the fight to Pacquiao by knockout. Maybe mid rounds. Manny will start finding his openings and start hurting him towards the mid rounds and put pressure on him. I don’t think Bradley’s fought anyone of [Pacquiao’s] caliber or as strong as him."
Khan (26-2, 18 KO) is currently gearing up for his own fight on July 14, when he'll face WBC junior welterweight titlist Danny Garcia.
By the way, with that photo used up there (which is from May 30), doesn't Khan look absolutely massive for being six weeks out from his fight at 140? Good gravy.
I'm pretty sure Khan has yet to pick against Pacquiao, although he did say after the Marquez fight in November that Manny should consider retirement, as it was clear he can't beat Floyd Mayweather. Khan later backed off of that a bit, which is sort of a familiar pattern for Khan: Say something, recant a little, pretend it didn't happen and you never said it.