Updated: 19/07/2012 07:47 | By pa.press.net

Haye backs Khan to bounce back

David Haye, pictured, believes Amir Khan will 'come back stronger'

David Haye, pictured, believes Amir Khan will 'come back stronger'

David Haye insists Amir Khan remains a box-office attraction despite his disastrous performance against Danny Garcia.

Haye, who stopped Dereck Chisora in the fifth round of their heavyweight showdown at Upton Park on the same night, told Radio 5 Live: "People are writing Amir Khan off, but they do that at their peril.

"He's been written off in the past when he was knocked out by Breidis Prescott. People said he was finished, that he was chinny and had no heart. But he came back and won world titles. Lennox Lewis was knocked out twice by Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman, should he have given up then?"

Haye continued: "He will still get the big fights, guaranteed, because he's Amir Khan and puts bums on seats.

"He's a young 25-year-old fighter who can produce the goods when it counts.

"It was just an off night for him and he'll make everybody eat their words, just like he did after losing to Prescott.

"I remember the write-ups after that defeat but look at their careers now - Prescott's a journeyman while Khan won a couple of world titles."

Haye insists Khan is determined to address the shortcomings that enabled Garcia to cause such a dramatic upset.

"Amir was being groomed to fight Floyd Mayweather but obviously that's been pushed back," Haye said.

"But I guarantee he will figure out what he did wrong and will come back stronger. I talked to Amir before and after the fight, and he knows what he must address in the gym to become a better fighter."

21/07/2012 22:13
definitely agree khan will be one to watch for the future no doubt once he sorts out his defensive and timing of and hitting the sweet blows, definitely agree
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