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Khan KOs Judah To Send A Message To Mayweather

Khan takes just five rounds to stop Judah

Posted Jul 27, 2011 by Chris White

Amir Khan was in stunning form to beat Zab Judah

Amir Khan turned up the heat on Floyd Mayweather over their potential fight, showing that he is more than good enough to beat him, after putting on a stunning display in Las Vegas to knock out Zab Judah.

Khan took just five rounds to unify the WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles, as Khan went on the attack from the first ring of the bell. The Bolton man never gave Judah the chance to get going, and despite the veteran having taken on the likes of Kostya Tszyu, Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto in his 49-fight career, none have given him such a one-sided working over like Khan.

The fight came to it’s early conclusion in the fifth round, as Khan launch another crunching blow with his right hand to the body of Judah, sending him to the canvas. It is up for debate whether or not the punch was low, with Khan saying “it was nowhere near below the belt” and Judah the opposite, saying “everyone in the world who saw the fight will see it was a low blow.”

Judah claims that the referee said “over”, to which he thought the referee was ending the count, however, the referee ended the fight, giving Khan the victory.

Despite the controversial end to the fight, Khan was a worthy winner. He was in supreme form and could have finished the fight much earlier than he actually did, with Judah rocking in the fourth and showing severe signs of the blows taking effect.

Khan is now looking at “one or two” more fights before the big one with Mayweather, but “Money” has to come through his bout with Victor Ortiz first, or it’ll be Khan-Ortiz on the horizon instead.

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