The career of Amir Khan is something like a roller coaster. The 26-year-old Brion won a Silver at the Athens Olympics, making himself a sensation in the UK, but loudly denied any interest in turning pro. That didn't last long, and soon Khan started fighting for money, with plenty of promotional muscle behind him.
Things were looking good for Khan as he spent the first few years of his career climbing up the ladder, becoming Commonwealth Lightweight Champion in the process. Then in 2008 he was flattened by undefeated-but-unheralded journeyman Breidis Prescott. Admirably, Khan dusted himself off, came back, and got back on track. He shot to the top of the junior welterweight rankings, won some impressive fights, and while everyone suspected he had a weak jaw, it was also believed that he had found a way to box aggressively while protecting that weakness.
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Even his December 2011 loss to Lamont Peterson didn't truly damage Khan's stock. It was a ...