Boxer Amir defeats Samuel Vargas in Biringham
BIRMINGHAM (92 News) – Pakistani-born British boxer Amir Khan defeated Colambian rival Samuel Vargas in Super welterweight.
The decision of fight was taken on the points. Boxer Amir proved his mettle once again after securing a unanimous points win over Samuel Vargus and he won the welterweight world title.
The bout was King Khan’s second of the year after he returned from a two-year hiatus to beat Phil Lo Greco on April 21. Khan won the fight comfortably, over 12 rounds, 119-108 119-109 118-110.
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’s blistering hand-speed helped him drop his Colombian counterpart twice. The 31-year-old boxer was also floored himself, but he recovered just in time to scrape a win.
The fight, which was held at Arena Birmingham, was an eliminator for the World Boxing Association welterweight title held by Manny Pacquiao.
During an interview after the match, the 31-year-old said that competition was tougher than his expectations. “Samuel Vargas is a good fighter. I learn a lot from this fight,” he added. Khan gave the challenge to greatest boxer from Philippine’s Manny Pacquiao for fight.
Prior to the match, ” Amir 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.
On the other hand, the Pakistani and Kashmiri community expressed their happiness on the victory of Boxer Amir and they danced on the drum beats.