King Superman Khan or Just King Con?

by admin on October 10, 2012

 

Former World Champion Boxer Amir Khan reportedly KO’s thugs who tried to hijack his SUV

A recent article published in the Sun reports that ex junior welterweight champion Amir Khan and his brother Haroon, laid out at least six thugs (guess they lost count after a while)  who tried to steal Amir’s 100 K SUV.

To read the Sun’s article click here: http://bit.ly/UOgCoY

What makes the story dubious is that the bandits attempted to rob Khan of his truck without brandishing a gun, knife or other ominous life threatening weapon typically used to expedite a victim’s submission. Instead, they depended on the use of slaps and good old fisticuffs against the two professional boxers in their effort to commit grand larceny. The story claims that Khan and his brother beat the men senseless and then took off. Upon fleeing, it was reported one of the men smashed the car’s rear window. There were no ID’s of the miscreants and no arrests. According to the reporter, “A spokesman added: ‘Nobody came forward.’”

So let’s get this straight – at least six dudes were laid out by two 140 pound men after trying to steal a 100K SUV without any guns. No arrests or ID’s were made. How about that? Just a broken rear window and a lot of priceless press depicting Khan as Superman that is bound to hype ticket sales for his next fight.

Khan, whose chin and career have recently come into question after suffering two knockouts at the hands of Breidis Prescott and unknown Danny Garcia, is in desperate need of an image overhaul. And what better way than to hold a clam bake with the media? Professional boxing is not so much about being the toughest guy in the ring, but rather the best salesman outside of the ring (i.e. who can sell the most tickets.)

Mike Tyson Portrait.jpgTake the marketing of ex-heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Tyson made 400 million dollars in his career – more than any fighter in the history of the sport. The knockouts of his victims were so devastating that he made audiences the world over gasp as if they were next. Yet who did he beat beside a bunch of unknown name fighters? Who did Tyson beat beside an aged Larry Holmes and light heavyweight champion Michael Spinks? Unlike ring legends, Ali, Pacquiao, Sugar Ray Leonard, Sugar Ray Robinson to name a few, Tyson’s domination of questionable opponents and losses never avenged hardly qualifies him to rank amongst the best. When he fought legend Evander Holyfield, who was a pumped up light heavyweight, Tyson was stopped twice. When he fought Lennox Lewis he was brutally knocked out. Yet Tyson made more money than any other fighter in history.

If you analyze Tyson’s ascent, it was not only his decimation of handpicked opponents that drew crowds, but also his notorious actions outside of the ring that made headlines. Menacing crowds, crashing Lamborghinis, assaults, imprisonment, his alleged abuse of ex-wife Robin Givens – Tyson’s bad-boy press clippings made him a household name amongst people who did not follow boxing. The result? Unprecedented ticket sales.

Put yourself in the shoes of the car bandits – You are trying to steal a car as quickly, quietly, and effortlessly as possible – knowing full well of both the odds and consequences of getting caught and doing serious time for grand larceny. Therefore, who in their right mind would try to steal an SUV with slaps or fisticuffs???  Again – no arrests – no Id’s – and no one coming forward – why is no one in the press questioning the validity of the details or possible motivation behind the broadcast of this story?

There’s a famous expression, “there is a sucker born every minute.” And unless some arrests are made, it just might be that this car jacking was staged. If so, I hope Amir paid to fix the rear window himself and did not file an insurance claim. The last thing he needs is one of his blokes to come forward, spill the beans and he’ll be the one doing time.

Please post your thoughts below.  Dr. Judd and I would like to know.

 

Coach Craig Smith,Ageless Adonis,Dr. Judd Biasiotto,Lifesource

Yours in strength,

Coach Craig Smith

 

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike Muratore October 10, 2012 at 2:39 am

Amir Khan is delusional

Donny lalonde October 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

sounds like 1 plus 1 is not equaling 2. That being said I spent a bit of time with amir. I liked him so I hope all is good.

admin October 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

For those of you who do not know – Donny LaLonde is the former light heavyweight champion of the world – one of the few men to ever knock down Sugar Ray Leonard – a great champion.

admin October 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Put yourself in the shoes of the car bandits – You are trying to steal a car as quickly, quietly, and effortlessly as possible – knowing full well of both the odds and consequences of getting caught and doing serious time for grand larceny. Therefore, who in their right mind would try to steal an SUV with slaps or fisticuffs??? With no arrests – no Id’s – and no one coming forward – why is no one in the press questioning the validity of the details or possible motivation behind the broadcast of this story?

Carlo Maietto October 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Remember Floyd Patterson also a product of Cus D. Fought two good fighters Archie Moore and Sonny Liston. Cus knew how to market his fighters get the crown and hold on to it. It’s all in the marketing- I give you MMA. Great site Craig, keep up the good work. Carlo

Brian October 13, 2012 at 6:09 am

Yeah to me the whole thing just seems fishy. If these so called six thugs took the beating that they supposedly took, then there would be no fleeing the scene and running anywhere! They would probably have trouble crawling in all reality. But who knows for sure. Possibility that the six were just shortly confronted, and some punches-kicks were thrown and then maybe the “thugs” seeing what they were really up against, decided to call it quits.
But if I had to say what I really thought, it’d just be that the whole thing is a clever marketing attempt to maybe re-invent his image and bring more attention his way. “Hey there’s the guy that destroyed six thugs attempting to carjack him!” “That dude is invincible!” Not to take anything away from him because these are tough tough, heavily skilled guys and anything is possible, but with the facts presented it doesn’t look likely.
I guess you may be able to get the real story through his insurance company. lol But who knows for sure. That’s a whole other topic for discussion!

Marcus Bianconi October 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Khan’s whole story is a publicity stunt.

Joe Higgins October 15, 2012 at 6:20 am

If he and his Brother pummeled this group of thugs then they would have bruising on the hands or possible marks to the body. After all hands without gauze and tape and gloves are made of flesh and bone. Check the hands to see if they have torn skin. Those type of injuries don’t heal over night and leave scars for months. Boxing once again is trying to hoodwink the public just like 24/7. I guess he needs to try to make us forget about the glass jaw. Oh yeah I forgot it’s Freddie Roache’s fault.

Coach Craig December 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm

A top promoter once told me when I got into the game, “We don’t care who the toughest guy is – we care only about who sells the most tickets. The game is to make money. There are some incredibly talented guys out there who will never get a break because they can’t sell tickets.”

Why do you think guys like Zab Judah are still hanging around? Eventhough he has been chronically losing fight after fight, he still has a fan base and draws ticket sales.

As far as upcoming fighters are concerned, fans are impressed by records and blood. The oldest scheme in pro boxing is to pad a promising fighter’s record against guys who are going to be pulverized in front of an unsuspecting public. Tyson had a punch – what he hit he destroyed – no question. Tyson’s problem was when he was put in front of guys who could equally hit back. Everybody with a punch looks good pulverizing a heavy bag – don’t they?

admin January 2, 2014 at 12:48 am

With regards to Tyson – Anybody with a punch looks great pulverizing a heavybag don’t they? If we talk about greats in history – we have to look at who they beat and who they could not during their reign. You look at Ali – even after the 3 year hiatus he came back to beat the giants of the Ring – Foreman, Frazier, Norton and more. You look at Duran – in his late 30′s coming back to win the title from Moore and then beating Iran Barkley. Something more difficult for a lighter fighter to accomplish at an advanced age. Those are but a few examples of the “greats” – Tyson never came close to equaling the accomplishments of these men – yet was the highest paid heavyweight in history. careful management and drama created the carnival – given it drew in non boxing crowds to gawk at a man whose reputation for public spectacles were arguably bigger than his accomplishments in the ring.

Moral: It is not always what takes place in the ring, but rather outside the ring that seems to determine paydays.

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