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Khan: It Wasn't My Night, Garcia Countered Me Well

Amir Khan admits he only has himself to blame after suffering a crushing fourth-round stoppage defeat to massive underdog Danny Garcia in Las Vegas.

Khan was floored three times as American Garcia exploited the Englishman's naive tactics to keep his WBC light-welterweight title and snatch his opponent's WBA belt.

Khan was taken to hospital for precautionary scans after the devastating loss, which was his second in succession after Lamont Peterson's tainted win over him last December.

"It wasn't my night," admitted the Bolton fighter.

"After watching the replays a little bit I thought I was coming in with my hands down and Danny took advantage.

"I respect Danny, he was countering very well against me."

Khan, now 26-3 with 18 early wins and two stoppage defeats, hinted he may have taken Garcia lightly.

His tactics backed that up as he tore at his opponent from the opening bell before becoming embroiled in a war which he lost spectacularly.

"We got a little complacent and he took advantage and he caught me," he said of Garcia's decisive left hook that sent him down for the first time.

"I was a little surprised the referee stopped it. I thought he was going to let us continue. My mind was clear and I thought my legs were okay but I respect the referee, the judges and the commission, maybe they made the right call."

Khan, who had perhaps naively talked about fighting Floyd Mayweather in the near future, had the WBA belt he lost to Peterson returned to him this week but lost it again to Garcia at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by marvin douglas on 07-15-2012

My night? My night! I could have taken Wilson apart! So what happens, he gets the title shot outdoors in the ball park... ...and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palookaville! You was my brother, Charley. You should…

Comment by Roy Jones Jnr on 07-15-2012

[QUOTE=theghost#1;12337701]Islam is weak[/QUOTE] :D Tell that to Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and Bernard Hopkins.

Comment by fight_professor on 07-15-2012

good sport, no bs excuses.

Comment by Coogie on 07-15-2012

I rate Khan.. he def does have the talent.. he just needs to ****ing "FOCUS" on the job at hand, not get complacent and ****y during fight and start learning how to become a ring general and ffs get those…

Comment by LAPete on 07-15-2012

A cry baby is a cry baby and the Kahn excuses are coming. Give it a minute.:luvbed:

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