May 14, 2010, - 4:31 pm
If you follow boxing as I do, you know that most Muslim boxers (not talking Mike Tyson here) are a lot of bluster, but not very skilled. There was “Prince” Naseem Hamed, a runty Muslim from Great Britain, who frequently appeared on cards in the Detroit area. The tiny Hamed had the WBO featherweight title, but the key word is “featherweight.” The guy was a lightweight in many ways, not just physically.
Muslim Amir Khan Fights Paulie Malignaggi
Now, there is Amir Iqbal Khan, a Pakistani Muslim also from Great Britain, who will make his American fight against Brooklyn native Paul Malignaggi, Saturday Night on HBO (9:45 p.m. Eastern Time), for the WBA light welterweight title, which Khan now holds.
I’m rooting for Malignaggi for obvious reasons, even though he dresses and acts like a character on MTV’s “Jersey Shore” (or thinks he’s the White Flava Flav), has ridiculous guybrows, and will probably lose. I was bummed when Khan TKO’d Orthodox-rabbi-in-training Dmitry Salita. And I note USA Today’s very “interesting” coverage of the upcoming fight. Where, normally, the newspaper rarely mentions the words “Muslim” or “Islam” in negative stories about Muslims, especially those about immigration and Islamic terrorism, it’s different when the paper finds a way to promote Muslims and whine about our lighter than light welterweight immigration system. The world, “Muslim” is the fourth in the article. The whining comes shortly thereafter:
The last British Muslim boxer to make his U.S. debut at New York’s Madison Square Garden was flamboyant featherweight Prince Naseem Hamed, who in 1997 was knocked down in the first round by Kevin Kelley before stopping the American in the fourth round to retain his WBO 126-pound belt.
British phenom Amir Khan (22-1, 16 KOs) will try to follow in Hamed’s footsteps Saturday night (HBO live, 9:45 ET) when he makes his American debut against Brooklyn native Paul Malignaggi in a 12-round battle for Khan’s WBA light welterweight title in the Theater at the Garden.
Khan had trouble securing a visa and had to train for a couple of weeks in Vancouver before getting it last week.
So sad, too bad.
It’s bad enough that nearly every Muslim who tries gets a visa into the U.S. It’s why we have so many Muslim illegal aliens and visa overstayers, like the Pakistani Muslim men who helped Times Square would-be bomber Faisal Shahzad. Now, we have sports “reporters” like USA Today’s Bob Velin, whining about yet another Pakistani Muslim man having to wait a whopping whole two weeks for his visa here and being forced to train in the third world destitution of Vancouver until then. That the guy throws punches for a living doesn’t mean he should get a fast track into the U.S. I don’t put anything past any of them. If you do because one of them is a pro boxer, you’ve failed my intelligence test for who is capable of Islamic terrorism and other related “Religion of Peace” thuggery.
Watch the video of this punk, Khan, talking trash about the fight. Then watch this video of him in a combo of “Pimp Mohammed’s Ride” and “Yo, Muslim Cribs!”:
Exit questions: How much of Amir Khan’s boxing money goes to zakat [Islamic charity] financing terrorism? How much goes to finance the mosque he attends and what is preached there?
And don’t watch for this guy to denounce Islamic terrorist groups.
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