Boxing: Amir Khan beats Samuel Vargas in Birmingham

10:35 AM | 9 Sep, 2018
Boxing: Amir Khan beats Samuel Vargas in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM – Amir Khan beat Samuel Vargas of Colombia via a wide points victory succeeding in his quest to win the welterweight world title.

According to media reports, British born boxer dominated in all 12 rounds of the game but it was a far from convincing performance from Khan, as the former world champion was exposed at times by Vargas while scoring two knockdowns for himself.

Vargas lasted longer than the 39 seconds Phil Lo Greco managed against Khan in April but matched his faster opponent with power punches.

Prior to the game, the 31-year-old said he was hoping a convincing display will get him a world title fight before the end of the year. "I’ve trained in LA for 10 weeks," he said, adding: "It was a tough schedule and did a lot of running, swimming, and boxing. Inshallah [God be willing], I will be ready.

"The fight against Vargas will be tough but I’ve prayers and support from everyone. I know I’ve trained very hard for this fight so nothing can go wrong and I really believe that I will win in style."

Khan, who became Britain's youngest Olympic medallist in 2004 at the age of 17, said: "My next fight after this will be for the world title; the fight against Vargas is an interim fight before that so basically this fight is the one before the world title fight."

"In my whole boxing career, I’ve won the world title three times. Winning one more will be amazing for my career," he added.