Amir Khan dazzled Vegas on his way to a convincing points victory over highly rated challenger Devon Alexander who is a former world champion who’s only losses have come against Manny Pacquaio conqueror Timothy Bradley and Shawn Porter.
It was a amazing performance from Khan and a near shut out win as the final points total told the story, all 3 judges unanimous in their reading of the fight. . The official cards were 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110.
From the first bell Khan started connecting with his trademark quick combinations and moving out of reach for Alexander to land cleanly. As the fight wore on Khan did tire and Alexander found some success with a few shots but never managed to stamp his authority on the fight and it was Khan who changed his game plan and paced himself better , still landing clean shots all throughout the fight.
Virgil Hunter has really changed Khan as a fighter, he plants his feet better, can take shots now and not be in trouble like before, although Freddie Roach is a world class trainer, I always felt Khan used to take shots and be hurt through him jumping in with shots of his own. The Virgil Hunter training method has changed him as a boxer, he is more reserved now doesn’t blindly start punching when he gets tagged and thinks about the fight and sticks to the game plan.
Now moving onto Floyd Mayweather, his defensive technique is sound using the shoulder roll to parry shots holding his right hand to his cheek and swaying to move out of bombs that so many boxers have tried and failed to deliver. Zab Judah did well until his stupidity, Miguel Cotto gave him a bit of trouble and found some success, although he is too slow a boxer to really trouble Mayweather. , Khan would find success too but on a regular basis as he is very fast, athletic, and throws such fast combinations, that Mayweather would not be able to sway out of. The shoulder roll would be ineffective against the fast hands of Khan, as Floyd likes to steady himself and watch the punches thrown.
Mayweather has beaten some world class fighters in recent times and some average fighters, but all the fighters have been slow with the exception of Judah who gave Floyd some trouble and Mosley who tagged Mayweather with a big shot. They have all been come forward cumbersome boxers who have played right into Mayweather’s hands. Amir Khan would be so fast and mobile with his in and out style that Mayweather would have to come and open up which would leave big holes in his defence for Khan to take advantage of.
I can see this being a clear points victory for Khan, with all 3 judges giving it in favour of the Bolton fighter, so it may be worth checking the odds on this. This is the fight the public wants and demands in Britain and back in U.S, it would be easy to make with both fighters on Showtime, come on Floyd be a man and take the fight with Khan.
I can see this being a clear points victory for Khan, with all 3 judges giving it in favour of the Bolton fighter. This is the fight the public wants and demands in Britain and back in U.S, it would be easy to make with both fighters on Showtime, come on Floyd be a man and take the fight with Khan.