Boxing: Amir Khan Defeats Samuel Vargas

Amir Khan survived a second-round knockdown, and kept his energy up in his rebound to score consistent points, and defeated Samuel Vargas by a unanimous decision, 119-108 119-109 118-110.

The 31-year-old amazed his Colombian opponent with a straight right in the 1st round, yet took an overhand right late in the 2nd to touch down.

In the 2nd round, the bell saved Khan, who scored another knockdown in the 3rd, before the pace step by step moderated.

After his 39-second pulverisation of Phil Lo Greco in April, this demonstrated a far stiffer test for Khan, who showed his trademark hand speed from the beginning. Yet, as has been the situation previously, the powerlessness of his jaw remains a question mark.

Just seconds of the second round remained, when he rapidly stood up after the knockdown, and in the tenth round he was again tagged intensely with a right hand minutes before the ringer.

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Since his 23-month break from the game, this was Khan’s second fight and it was observed at ringside by Kell Brook, who said he remains anxious to face Amir Khan in the ring.

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