Amir Khan Beats Samuel Vargas
The former light-welterweight world champion and 2004 Olympic Silver medallist won his boxing bout against Samuel Vargas through a unanimous decision from the judges. The fight went well into 12 rounds, with the final points’ tally of 119-108, 119-109, and 118-110 yielding a comfortable victory for Khan.
Although Amir has won the elimination round for his chance at the WBA title against current welterweight titleholder Manny Pacquiao, it was far from a straightforward night for the 31-year old. Khan was expected to have an easy win over Samuel, but it seemed that the British boxing champion was out of sorts after his early mistake that landed him on the floor in the second round.
Khan maintains his impeccable record of 33 wins and only 4 losses in a career that spans 13 years. The boxing match at the NEC Birmingham Arena was a close testament to the life and struggles of the athlete inside the ring, where his supreme talents and fantastic hand speed were always overshadowed by several weaknesses. However, the two-year hiatus after his fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, which resulted in a vicious knockout, had indeed played a vital role in Khan’s performance against Vargas.
Khan has indeed admitted that he needs to improve, especially if he fancies a chance to take the top honours at the WBC title fight, alongside the massive purse. Pacquiao may not be as easy an opponent as Vargas, and Khan is aware that he needs to take a good look at his fighting style to eradicate any shortcomings.
Khan may also be tempted to call out on his opponent Kell Brook, how has been trying to schedule a fight for a long time. Kell Brook was present ringside during the Khan-Vargas fight and would have certainly fancied his chances after seeing the champion on the floor in Round 2.
Amir Khan has promised to return to the ring to be a champion, but the boxer is also looking at the financial viability of his future fights. Therefore, it does seem that he might be into the twilight stage of an illustrious career, but he may not hang up his gloves just yet.