14th July 2012
Amir Khan suffered his second successive defeat as he was stopped in round four by unbeaten American Danny Garcia in Las Vegas. Khan was knocked down three times as Garcia claimed the British fighter's WBA light-welterweight belt and held on to his WBC title. After a strong start, Khan was floored in the third by a counter and could not recover from shots in round four.
AMIR KHAN V DANNY GARCIA
Venue: Mandalay Bay Convention Centre, Las Vegas Date: Sunday 15 July First bell: 04:00 BST
Amir Khan Boxing
WBA ORDERS IMMEDIATE REMATCH FOR AMIR KHAN AND LAMONT PETERSON
LOS ANGELES (January 13, 2012) – After a sound and fair analysis of the facts contained in the appeal filed by Golden Boy Promotions on behalf of Amir Khan with respect to the outcome of the December 10, 2011 World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title fight between Khan and Lamont Peterson, the WBA has ordered that an immediate rematch take place within 180 days.
Washington DC’s Peterson’ split decision victory over England’s Khan in Washington DC has been riddled with controversy as a result of a plethora of anomalies in connection with the bout including referee Joseph Cooper not counting a knockdown of Peterson and deducting two points from Khan for pushing (something for which points are almost never deducted), both of which ended up having a direct impact on the outcome of the fight; the ringside appearance of an unauthorized individual in Mustafa Ameen who apparently handled official scoring slips, seemingly communicated with fight officials throughout the fight and appeared to be photographed posing with a celebrating Team Peterson in the ring following the fight; and possible differences between the score sheet of the WBA and those of the IBF and the District of Columbia Boxing and Wrestling Commission.
Acting under its authority pursuant to WBA Rule C.26, the WBA concluded that the bout’s outcome was impacted by referee Joseph Cooper’s questionable failure to credit Khan with a knock down in round one and his questionable decisions to deduct points from Khan in rounds seven and 12. As further cause to order the rematch, the WBA also pointed to Mr. Ameen’s apparent intrusion into the scoring process as well as possible discrepancies between the score sheets of the two sanctioning organizations and the local athletic commission. In its resolution mandating the rematch, the WBA went out of its way to note that under normal circumstances it would not disturb the discretionary function of a referee, however, in this case, because of the multiple irregularities, it was necessary for it to order the rematch.
“I’m pleased that justice has been done and the WBA has ordered an immediate rematch. All we ask as sportsmen is for a fair and level playing field when we compete,” said Khan. “Lamont Peterson proved in our fight that he is a great competitor and I hope that a second bout will be just as exciting. I want to prove without doubt that I’m the best in the 140lb division by taking care of business in the rematch.”
“I am thrilled about the decision and hope that we can start negotiations and get the rematch done,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Both Amir and Lamont are terrific young men and athletes who fought their hearts out in Washington last December. I am sure that fight fans from around the world applaud the WBA’s decision since this will be one of the most anticipated fights of 2012.”
Amir Khan v Paul McCloskey 16th April MEN
Amir Khan's rumoured WBA light-welterweight title defence against Northern Irishman Paul McCloskey is now on. Negotiations between the Khan and McCloskey camps broke down two weeks ago but the bout is now set to go ahead at Manchester's MEN Arena on 16 April. - "I am delighted that this fight has finally been put together," said Khan. McCloskey's manager Francie McNicholl confirmed that contracts had been signed.
Amir Khan's superb achievement with his 2004 Silver medal Olympic podium catapulted Amir Khan as one of Britain's highest-profile boxers. Amir's impressive professional fight record follwed becoming the World Light Welterweight Champion in July 2009 after his life changing fight against Andreas Kotelnik.
Over the past four years Amir has excelled both in Britian and State-side!. His only draw back has been losing for the first time in his professional career to Columbian Breidis Prescott in September 2008 - This prompted a grueling and inspirational new training regime with Coach Freddie Roach in L.A.
Amir Khan from Bolton came back to the ring to claim his position as he sent Oisin Fagan to the floor in December 2008. Khan did not just convincingly win but showed unleashing flurry of blows sending Oisin to the floor twice inside the first round… 97 seconds into the second it was all over.
Khan's World Title Fight in July 2009 with Kotelnik was an extremely intense match. Both were on top form but it was Khan’s display of speed, stamina and boxing skill that saw him victorious.
Amir Khan has developed from a talented streetwise boy, into a self assured man and World Champion.
Amir Khan's talent, has been described as he was born to be a boxer. His calm exterior and dsire to win making him faster and stronger than his oppenents are just some of his superb attributes as a boxer.
Those that said Amir's career may have faltered after getting knocked out by Prescott, but in three fights he is world champion!
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