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 Last update:  7/24/2011       Read more by Boxing Clever            &
Judah: I Thought The Ref Was Doing an Eight Count!
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Amir Khan refuted accusations he floored Zab Judah with a low blow after he clinched his light-welterweight unification fight with a fifth-round stoppage in Las Vegas. Judah was left angered after he was counted out after he had believed he would be given time to recover from a punch he thought was below the belt. Sections of the Mandelay Bay Events Center were left booing as Khan was handed the victory, to ensure the Bolton fighter added the IBF world title to his own WBA belt.

Judah claimed he thought Drakulich's count was to give him time to recover from the perceived low blow and only realised his error when it was too late.

"I don't make any excuses but that was a low shot," he said. "I went down and the referee was counting, I figured he was counting for a low blow - the eight count to get myself together. "But when I heard him say 'nine, 10, it's over' I said, 'what do you mean it's over, it's a low blow'. We'll have the right people take a look at it. But Khan fought a good fight."

The controversy failed to mask the fact that Judah had been well beaten by a vastly superior opponent. Unable to cope with Khan's speed and aggression, the 33-year-old was dominated throughout and had begun to take significant punishment before the decisive blow was landed. Khan had won all four previous rounds on each judge's scorecard.

Tags: Amir Khan , Zab Judah , Khan-Judah , Khan vs Judah

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comment by sagrevleyos, on 07-25-2011
Since saturday his name is: Fagh "The Quitter" Judah :gay::dunno::bryce:

comment by Cuauhtémoc1520, on 07-25-2011
Why are people so shocked by this though? Judah denied even getting KO'd by Tszyu and now he wants us to believe a fighter that has as much experience as he does doesn't know when he's being counted out? He's an excuse maker and a quitter, he wanted no part of Khan anymore. I lost the little res...

comment by Blubba, on 07-25-2011
[QUOTE=1$Emoney]It just goes to show that it does not matter how ripped you look on the scale. You still got to show up and fight.[/QUOTE] who told u being ripped is a gud thing in boxing. if anything it cud mean someone is dehydrated and struggling to make weight. 'gud shape', 'ripped'...

comment by Fearless, on 07-25-2011
I don't doubt Khan dominated the fight, But I am watching the Tarver VS Green fight and Tarver gets hit in the very same spot that Judah got hit and that was warned by the reg to Green was being low. So..................................................

comment by toolegit, on 07-25-2011
Losers have always excuses. What happened to the big mouth? Chicken dance part II.

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