WBA and IBF junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan will be working as a guest analyst for Primetime in the United Kingdom on November 12 for the Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez card, and he's got some early thoughts on the card, too.
Khan on Pacquiao vs Marquez:
"I'm really looking forward to seeing some great action on November 12th. I've been with Manny for some of his camp and I can tell you he is looking razor sharp in the gym. His speed and power is coming together at the right time but we all know how dangerous an opponent Juan Manuel Marquez is. He's shown in the previous two fights between them that there is no quit in him and that he has the ability to cause Manny some trouble. Like everyone I'm excited about the fight because it's clear that it's going to be one that boxing fans are going to love."
After the jump, Khan's thoughts on the undercard fights.
Mike Alvarado vs Breidis Prescott:
"Prescott is coming off a loss to Paul McCloskey but I'm sure he will know that this fight is his last chance at reaching the big time and getting into world-title contention. Since we fought his career has not progressed the way he would have wanted but he can be a dangerous fighter because of his punching power and that makes fans interested especially because he is up against Alvarado who is undefeated."
Timothy Bradley vs Joel Casamayor:
"Timothy Bradley is another name on the undercard that I'm sure many will want to watch just to see how he looks after his long lay-off. It's no secret that I wanted to fight him and prove that I'm the undisputed king of the 140 pound division, but I will be watching closely to see how he does against a veteran like Casamayor who has been in with, and beat, some of the top names in the sport like the late Diego Corrales and Michael Katsidis."
Obviously, Amir picks his words carefully with Timothy Bradley here. He doesn't trash him, which gives me the impression that there just might still be a fight there in 2012.
Khan fights again on December 10, facing Lamont Peterson on HBO.