Pacquiao past peak, says Khan

There always comes a time in every athlete's life when they are the peak of their physical abilities; and when the peak comes, it is followed by a steep descent as well, when their capabilities as an athlete begin to decrease over time.

According to British boxer Amir Khan, World Boxing Organisation or the WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is someone whose years of fighting at the peak of his powers are beyond him now.

Pacquiao has had his share of moments in a long career that has seen him win championship belts in eight divisions but Khan says that the Filipino Bomber has lost his edge.

According to the Bolton brawler, the power, the relentlessness and explosiveness have left Pacquiao, and he is not the fighter he once used to be. Khan mentioned that the Filipino has not been able to showcase his greatness in recent fights and has been drawn into long fights, which is not good at his age, adding that Chris Algieri, who Pacquiao is scheduled to fight at the end of the month, will provide a stern challenge for him.

Khan pointed at Pacquiao's age as a factor for his slowing down, and mentioned that physically, he is past his peak. He mentioned that the recent fights he had against Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley have taken their toll on Pacquiao.

But the Pakistani origin boxer also thinks the Pacman has a lot of distractions in life as well, with his work as a Filipino congressman taking its toll on him. Nonetheless, Amir Khan does believe that Pacquiao will come out on top against Algieri simply because he has too much experience compared to him.

And Khan, who fights Devon Alexander in December, knows how important experience of the game really is for a boxer.