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KHAN EAGER TO SILENCE MALIGNAGGI

By NBF NEWS
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Amir Khan says he is looking forward to silencing Paulie Malignaggi when they meet in their WBA light-welterweight title fight in New York on Saturday.

Champion Khan is making his US debut on New Yorker Malignaggi's home turf at Madison Square Garden.

'I've fought a lot of guys who talk a lot but he has to be the number one guy for talking,' said Bolton's Khan, 23.

'I just can't wait to beat him and shut him up properly so he's going to end up thinking about not coming back.'

Malignaggi's record is 27 wins and three losses with one of those losses coming against Ricky Hatton in 2008.

Since then, he has changed his training team and rebuilt his game, describing this world title shot as 'redemption' for what he has been through.

But Khan, whose record is 22-1, dismissed his opponent, saying: 'He won't be getting another chance after this.'

Even Malignaggi's own manager refers to his fighter as 'the mouth that roared', but Khan made light of his taunts, saying it just showed how scared the American was.

'It's quite funny really when you hear the remarks. I think when a fighter talks a lot of trash he's probably scared or he's trying to put something in my head to scare me,' he said.