Styles normally make fights, and judging by the history of boxing it is Khan that should get the victory. He has the hand speed and footwork to keep out of the way of the flat footed Maidana, however, it’s Khan’s chin that is the major question mark, especially now that he has moved up in weight.
Will that have helped?
Given how weak his chin was at Lightweight it is hard to believe it could improve considerably when moving up just 5lb. So styles do not necessarily make fights here.
Khan can win two ways.
He can either try to box to a decision and try and avoid the power punches of Maidana or he can try and end it early in the hope he does not get caught when in a trade.
I change my mind every day about this fight, but today I am going out on a limb and saying that Khan will somehow get the win. Freddie Roach is one of the best trainers in the world and he always has tricks up his sleeve!