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Going To The Dogs: Danny Garcia TKO4 Amir Khan

At times, Khan, 25, has looked like the real right thing in the ring, but with the exception of a handful of fighters, the top money ranks in boxing are illusory, products of the feverish HBO/Showtime/P-4-P imagination. Having been painted in gold from head to toe—like the poor Gold Boy in Bedlam—Khan has finally smothered beneath the veneer. Unlike Garcia, who has proven his durability by taking flush shots from a bomber like Kendall Holt, Khan does not have a particularly sturdy chin. Add this defect to his other weaknesses—getting too close when flurrying, standing straight up before his opponent, poor infighting skills, and a tendency to freeze when in trouble—and you have a fighter whose limitations may very well outstrip his attributes. Read more from The Cruelest Sport
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