Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Amir beats Samuel on unanimous points

Amir beats Samuel on unanimous points

Amir Khan and Samuel Vargas traded knockdowns, but it was Khan who came out with the unanimous decision on Saturday at Arena Birmingham.

Khan needed to climb off the canvas to beat Vargas, who a couple of times managed to crash through his defence and land heavy shots.

The former world champion was making his second ring outing following an absence of nearly two years and, after brushing aside Phil Lo Greco last time out, he was given a much sterner test by Vargas.

'If it's not Pacquiao we go back to the drawing board and then look at Brook'.

Khan though, responded in the best of ways after a minute interlude, dropping Vargas once more with a right.This time, he followed up with more caution as the Colombian went into recovery mode.

The former light-welterweight world champion, who had dropped Phil Lo Greco twice in under 39 seconds, was given a much sterner test by Vargas.

Khan added: "He caught me with an overhand right hand, right on the button, I got back up and I was fine". The rounds in the bank will do no harm but the defensive issues remain and that ensures any fight involving Khan remains must watch.

"When it was first announced, I actually thought that Khan would beat Kell" Nelson told iFL TV. Vargas was knocked down again in round three after a punch on top of the head. Bring on who you want.

"I want to fight by the end of the year; 147 pounds is the division".

History is pitted with great "fights" that never happen. Khan staggered backward but was saved by the bell once again. "He is an unbelievable, wonderful boxer, so who wants to see Manny Pacquiao?"

Asked if he could have beaten Brook on the night, Khan said: "One hundred per cent". I don't think about those losses, I'm just carrying on with my career, I go every fight a step at a time. "When? Christmas. I want it to be a Christmas Day special!"

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.

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