Amir Khan was ringside on Saturday night at the Scot Trade Center, in Saint Louis, Missouri, to watch home town champion Devon Alexander retain his WBC and IBF light-welterweight titles with a unanimous points victory over tough Ukrainian Andreas Kotelnik.
Unbeaten Alexander, who has been calling out for a fight with Khan and is more than confident of beating his fellow weight world WBA champion, again echoed the names of the Brit and other champion Timothy Bradley in what could turn out to be a very interesting unification battle to see who really is the best light-welterweight in the world, and who is bluffing?
But after Saturdays somewhat un-convincing win against the tough Ukrainian Kotelnik, Khan being interviewed by leading reporter Elie Sechbach in the States, is not worried in the slightest of excepting his offer, and says that he knows has well has everyone else that he can beat Alexander, and come to that he will fight any of his rivals be it Alexander, Timothy Bradley, Marcos Maidana or Juan Manuel Marquez and beat them and the latter Marquez he rates higher than Alexander.
|Khan beat Kotelnik convincingly|
Alexander’s a good fighter a good world champion, but after what people have seen he is vulnerable, I know I can beat him, and I’m not one of them to shout out and call people out, I’d fight em all, I’m sure everyone else knows I can beat him now. Khan told Elie Sechbach. See the full Interview above video.
Kotelniks fine showing against Alexander, and some feel that he was unfortunate to not get the decision, proves that Khan’s win over him to claim the world title in a 12 round shut-out victory, was more than just a young boxer beating an old champion, it was indeed a fine faultless performance against a very tricky and live world champion.
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