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Amir ‘King’ Khan confirmed as Primetime commentator for Pacquiao-Marquez trilogy

Posted on 11/03/2011

British boxing sensation and reigning WBA and IBF light-welterweight world champion Amir ‘King’ Khan will be ringside as a guest commentator for Primetime (Channel 480 on Sky) when his stablemate Manny Pacquiao faces off against the Mexican great Juan Manuel Marquez next Saturday night.

The 12th of November clash has been one of the most eagerly anticipated amongst fight fans as it brings to head the third, and potentially final, encounter between two legends whose previous engrossing battles have exceeded expectations.

More of the same is expected, with both fighters promising not to give an inch as they aim to close the book once and for all on a trilogy that will go down amongst boxing folklore.

Having already captured a potential ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate in Pacquiao-Marquez, Primetime is delighted to have landed another of the fight games biggest names in Khan who will be on hand to watch over a great night of boxing that, away from the main event, sees Breidis Prescott take on the undefeated Mike Alvarado and the Bolton star’s nemesis Timothy Bradley against the experienced Joel Casamayor.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing some great action on November 12th,” said Khan. “I’ve been with Manny for some of his camp and I can tell you he is looking razor sharp in the gym. His speed and power is coming together at the right time but we all know how dangerous an opponent Juan Manuel Marquez is. He’s shown in the previous two fights between them that there is no quit in him and that he has the ability to cause Manny some trouble. Like everyone I’m excited about the fight because it’s clear that it’s going to be one that boxing fans are going to love,” added Khan.

The Olympic silver medallist is also convinced that the undercard will prove to be just as intriguing for spectators.

“Prescott is coming off a loss to Paul McCloskey but I’m sure he will know that this fight is his last chance at reaching the big time and getting into world-title contention. Since we fought his career has not progressed the way he would have wanted but he can be a dangerous fighter because of his punching power and that makes fans interested especially because he is up against Alvarado who is undefeated,” said Khan.

“Timothy Bradley is another name on the undercard that I’m sure many will want to watch just to see how he looks after his long lay-off. It’s no secret that I wanted to fight him and prove that I’m the undisputed king of the 140 pound division, but I will be watching closely to see how he does against a veteran like Casamayor who has been in with, and beat, some of the top names in the sport like the late Diego Corrales and Michael Katsidis,” said the world champion.

The November 12 clash will be screened live and exclusive in the UK on Primetime (Channel 480 on Sky). Having screened some of boxing’s biggest names including Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan and Carl Froch, Primetime are set to get boxing fans mouths watering again with Pacquiao vs Marquez III.

You can order this great night of boxing, which is also set to feature both Timothy Bradley and Breidis Prescott, for only £14.95 by calling 08712004444*, by visiting or Virgin Media customers can purchase using the ‘On Demand’ menu. Customers on Sky must register the first time they use Primetime and once registered can purchase using the ‘Box Office’ menu.

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