Samuel Vargas: Manny Pacquiao Will Stop Amir Khan!

Amir Khan was given a scare by Samuel Vargas before a unanimous points win in Birmingham on Saturday as his world title bid credentials were questioned.

Khan claimed to have prepared for this bout as if it were a title fight, but few top-class opponents would have been concerned by what they saw from the 31-year-old after a strong start. Kell Brook - one potential opponent - was in the crowd to watch as Khan, who had ended his prior fight against Phil Lo Greco within 40 seconds, hit the canvas in the second round.

Khan lifted himself to get the win, but he was forced to go the distance and faded badly late in the fight, having begun with flurries of punches that harked back to his best form. Indeed, the Briton's speed had appeared too much for his opponent early on, knocking Vargas down at the beginning of the second and then pressing on to capitalise on his advantage.

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Vargas was forced back and back as the Colombian's determination to respond and meet Khan head on opened up further opportunities. But incredibly, with the fight seemingly under control, Vargas delivered on his pre-bout promise that he would find the former world champion's fragile chin, landing a right hand to send Khan crashing down.

Khan lifted himself to knock Vargas to the floor again in the next round, seemingly with a punch to the back of the head, and a thrilling contest continued with a flurry of punches from both men. Vargas somehow kept his feet under a series of blows, but Khan appeared to tire and the fight became a slog, with neither man willing to go for broke.

Khan is now hoping to get a crack at WBA "regular" welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

Vargas believes Pacquiao will knock Khan out.

“I think Pacquiao’s power is just too much. You, I think, Pacquiao stops him,” Vargas said.

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

[QUOTE=abracada;19086528]Is there a possibility that Khan fighting like garbage on purpose so he doesn’t scare off Pac-Man? He took out Greco in 30 seconds. If he also took out Vargas in 30 seconds too, would Pac-Man agree to fight a…

Comment by sayf on 09-10-2018

[QUOTE=lopez36;19086503]any of the top fighter who fce khan will do so unly because it might be a good check they will be getting and not a good win.. i mean khan beat a guy eho is slow, no defense and…

Comment by sayf on 09-10-2018

[QUOTE=RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM;19085690]Khan is soooooooooooooooooooooo delusional that he probably believes that getting knocked out again and again is a "learning experience"[/QUOTE] Well technically.... Maybe not the kind of lesson anyone really wants to have again and again, but hey, props to him…

Comment by 1hourRun on 09-10-2018

[IMG][/IMG] Vargas is a sore-loser! Give Khan is props! He went toe-to-toe with you, fought your fight and you still couldn't get the job done!

Comment by Hatesrats on 09-10-2018

IF ANYONE knows Manny or how to fight against him it would be Khan. (Training partner) Amir has the length & speed to match Pacquiao (Especially this older version). Malaysia Pac would murder Amir... But in the UK chit should…

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