Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia Preview and Pick to Win
Amir Khan and Danny Garcia fight on July 14 at Mandalay Bay with Garcia’s WBC belt at stake. Garcia won the WBC belt in his last win--a dominant decision over Hall of Famer Erik Morales. Khan, meanwhile, is looking to get back on the winning track after losing to Lamont Peterson.
When: July 14, 2012
Where: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
Weight Class: WBC Junior Welterweight Title: 12 Rounds
Amir Khan, 26-2 (18 KOs), Bolton, England
Danny Garcia, 23-0 (14 KOs), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Credit: Gene Blevins / Hogan Photos
Khan was supposed to fight Lamont Peterson in a rematch, but Peterson tested positive for PED’s and the fight was canceled. It puts yet another light on Khan’s “loss” to Peterson in Washington D.C. in December of 2011. Most felt Khan won as Peterson benefited from two dubious point deductions to squeak out a split decision, the point deductions providing the margin of victory.
Now that Peterson...