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Khan: I Made a Statement, I Earned Mayweather!

LAS VEGAS - Amir Khan won a convincing 12-round unanimous decision victory over Devon Alexander in a matchup of two of the fastest welterweights in the world on Saturday in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The impressive victory was nearly a shutout, with Khan winning 119-109, 118-110 and 120-108 to remain undefeated at 147 pounds and extend his winning streak against southpaws to seven.

In just his second fight at welterweight pounds, Khan was the supremely accurate boxer. The former unified super lightweight world champion landed 54 percent of his power punches to Alexander's 32 percent and 43 percent of his total shots versus Alexander's 20 percent. But it was Khan's hand speed and combinations that were too much for Alexander, who couldn't get inside against and take any chances against the Brit.

"We knew we had to make a statement at 147 pounds," Khan said. "I was up against a very skilled fighter and I knew we couldn't make any mistakes. I'm the best boxer with the quickest hands in the world and I think this was one of my best performances.

"I'm getting better as I'm getting older. I have the best jab in the business and my speed causes a lot of problems for guys."

Khan, who has been campaigning for a chance to fight pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather, stated his case for a mega-fight in 2015.

"I really believe I earned my shot against the best fighter in the world, which is Floyd Mayweather," Khan said. "I believe he'll have problems with my speed, movement and accuracy. I'm going to leave it to my team and let's hope we get that fight."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Thutch2412 on 12-15-2014

Hated the way Alexander fought, hes done, go fight on FS1 or FNF fool. As for Khan boxing recently is getting retarded. Cotto vs Canelo one of the biggest best fights, even tho they both lost to Floyd. Khan earns…

Comment by Cinci Champ on 12-15-2014

as much credit as ive given khan for sat night the fact is alexander was tailor made for him. dont khan get it tho he has enough fans and haters/which are also fans that he no longer needs mayweather. He…

Comment by micky1971 on 12-15-2014

zzzzzzzzzzzzz.....no, not earned and although it was an impressive performance i firmly believe that if that was a puncher OR floyd mayweather OR pacman,marquez,garcia,prescott even willie limond...it would have been a loss. but, (sigh) the gravy train rolls on and…

Comment by tocayito1 on 12-14-2014

[QUOTE=Rath;15189388]you have amateur written under your username[/QUOTE] His idea for a card is awesome.

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 12-14-2014

Sure he did. Ortiz and Guerrero earned it by beating Berto. Maidana earned it by beating Broner. Canelo earned it by beating Trout.. So, yeah, Khan definitly earned a shot.. Stop hating Khan. he has wins against Kotelnik, Malignaggi, Prescot,…

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