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Amir Khan survived a number of scares, including an early knockdown, to claim a unanimous decision victory over Julio Diaz in Sheffield. In just his second outing under new trainer Virgil Hunter, Khan showed real grit and determination to win the fight 114-113, 115-113 and 115-112 in what was a thoroughly enthralling affair.
Credit: Tom Casino / Showtime
Although Khan will have been happy to come through a bout which ended up being much tougher than originally expected, on the evidence of last night he still has a lot of work to do if he wishes to regain his world title. Of particular concern was his ongoing susceptibility to the left hook, with the shot putting him down in the 4th and visibly shaking him in the 10th and 11th.
It was Khan who started the fight the brightest controlling the opening rounds, using his speed and precision to tag Diaz with relative ease. On the showing of the first 3 rounds it looked like Khan might be set for an easy night's work, with Diaz failin...
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Mediocre bloke Amir Khan escaped with a unanimous decision triumph over determined Mexican Julio Diaz at a 143-pound catch weight on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England. Although flattened by a left hook in the fourth and staggered by the same punch in the eighth, 10th and 11th rounds, the 26-year-old Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) outscored the 33-year-old Diaz (40...
It was the return of the king, as Amir “King” Khan made his return back to England against Julio Diaz. The fight started off with Amir Khan looking fast, and landing harder and crisper punches. This kid sure does have talent. Then all of sudden in the 4th round, “down goes Khan.” Wait, what? Is [...]
If there is one thing that can definitively be said about Amir Khan its that he makes exciting fights. Saturday’s 142-lb fight against Julio Diaz was no different. The two scrapped for 12 thrilling rounds after which both men seemed victorious. In the end Khan did more to win it, improving to 28-3 with the [...]
(Julio Diaz, left, connects on a shaky Amir Khan)
Former amateur heroes Amir Khan and Audley Harrison have spent a good deal of their professional lives attempting to convince people that they could play alternative roles. In that sense they are UK sport’s answer to Mark Hammill and Christopher Reeve. Khan has been pigeon-holed as a high-speed yet brittle boxer whose...
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Boxing saw a lot of action this weekend, and some of it has left serious question marks hanging over two of the most marketable names in the game: Sergio Martinez and Amir Khan. Both came out victors in tough fights this weekend, but because both fights were tough observers have been left wondering if both men are not perhaps on a downslide.
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