In the space of a week Britain’s Carl Froch and Amir Kahn came to realise their own frailty when both boxers lost their world titles on decisions.
December is proving to be a bad month for the UK based boxers who travelled to the States for their fights.
Kahn’s loss was somewhat of a shock against Lamont Peterson, an opponent who was underestimated. Khan also did not help himself in having points deducted and the boxer has picked up a tendency to use the tactic on home soil where it has gone unpunished.
Petersen will not be underestimated in the rematch however Khan should look to go forward instead of seeking a rematch unless he thinks he can win back the belts and then move up a division.
For Froch, Andre Ward was considered to be a finer boxer and the result is therefore not a surprise and at 34 the Brit needs to look at his options as regaining the title will not be an easy task.
The solution: don’t defend your title in the US in December