Froch: Khan's Win Lackluster, Not Enough To Beat Best at 147

Former super middleweight champion and Sky Sports pundit, Carl Froch, was far from impressed with the recent victory by Amir Khan, who this past Saturday night survived a knockdown to claim a twelve round unanimous decision victory over Samuel Vargas in Birmingham.

Before a wild Birmingham crowd, Khan was put on the canvas at the end of the second round, with a big overhand right, when he appeared to be in complete control.

Vargas, who was a heavy underdog in the bout, would also wobble Khan at the end of the tenth round, as Khan left himself open and appeared to be on unsteady legs in the closing seconds.

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Khan thereafter boxed more cagily, and could not deliver a knockout blow against a tough opponent who went the distance despite suffering a broken nose.

However Khan was an overwhelming victor on the judges scorecards, winning 119-108, 119-109, 118-110.

Kell Brook, touted as a frontrunner to face Khan, was watching the fight from ringside. Although Khan showed heart, there was little on show to concern Brook.

Froch explained that Vargas had been dominated and stopped by top welterweights like Danny Garcia and Errol Spence - which spells bad news for Khan, who was down, wobbled and had some issues in the late rounds as his punch output declined.

Based on what Froch witnessed, he is not giving Khan much of a chance to beat the top tier fighters at welterweight - like Spence, Terence Crawford, Garcia and Keith Thurman.

“It’s a twelve round lackluster performance against limited opposition in Vargas, who we’ve seen when he steps up to the likes of Errol Spence and Garcia, he gets absolutely wiped out and outclassed - and knocked out," Froch told IFL TV.

“Fundamental point is: at world level, that performance from Amir Khan will not be enough to beat them top boys in that division.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cally93 on 09-11-2018

Based off Saturday night, Khan should take the Brook fight and retire,,he’s had a good career, made plenty of cash and should cash out before he gets seriously hurt in there.

Comment by slimPickings on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=dibzvincent143;19087999]Of course they’d tune in. Doesn’t change the fact that Khan is trash base on that last performance, and we cannot point a win 8 yrs ago to disprove that. the only reason it’s interesting because Pac is 40. Beating…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 09-11-2018

Khan looked understandably rusty in there, if he has real ambitions of being the top guys he needs another fight at least

Comment by dibzvincent143 on 09-10-2018

[QUOTE=slimPickings;19087942]In this business as long as you have a NAME and seem BEATABLE, you are not going to have too many problems having fights. Like Broner, people tune in when Khan fights. He is very vulnerable and beatable. He will…

Comment by slimPickings on 09-10-2018

[QUOTE=dibzvincent143;19087696]His body of work is not a good basis to where he goes after that win. Otherwise pac will be the favorite against anyone base on his body of work. He was getting KD and wobbled by an underdog and…

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