Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

Amir Khan Survives Early Knockdown Dominates Samuel Vargas

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Lora Ball | 15 September, 2018, 16:55

Amir Khan survived a second-round knockdown in Birmingham to beat Samuel Vargas on points and put himself in line for a super-fight against Manny Pacquiao or Kell Brook.

The fight started off very well in Khan as the former world champion quickly dropped Vargas towards the start of the second round.

His last bout was a 39-second demolition of the Canadian Phil Lo Greco in April. "If not, we will go back to the drawing board and if it's Kell Brook, it's Kell Brook".

The fight ignited in the second round as the blurring hand speed of the former light-welterweight title holder sent Vargas to the canvas and at that stage the fight looked as good as over.

"He (Vargas) caught me with an overhand right hand, right on the button, I got back up and I was fine. I want Manny Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao is my No. 1 pick", Khan declared.

AMIR KHAN believes the final chapter of his career will change how people read his ring record. Bring on who you want. I want Manny Pacquiao. Me and Eddie [Hearn] are going to sit down.

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This was a lot more hard than the 39-second demolition job on Phil Lo Greco five months ago in another step back before a big fight after being knocked cold by Saul Alvarez in May 2015.

From there, with new trainer Joe Goossen looking to refine the early mistakes, Khan began to show his world class boxing skills as he beautifully circled his man and sprung into life with electrifying pace in the succeeding rounds.

Vargas always felt he had a punchers chance but that was about it to be honest and Khan rightly had his hand raised after a fight which raised as many questions as it did answers for the future of one of the countries most famous fighters. Khan staggered backward but was saved by the bell once again.

"There is only so much we can do; we will listen to the public, we know Amir wants Pacquiao and he will fight Brook".

But Vargas, who was stopped by Garcia in seven rounds two years ago and in four rounds by Spence in 2015, stubbornly fought back and breached Khan's defense early in the seventh round.

But the elephant in the room, Khan's fragile chin, let him down right at the end of round two as a long-range right hook left him on his backside.

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