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    Amir Khan knocked out in 54 seconds.



    Khan knocked out in first round




    Amir Khan was knocked out inside the first minute of his WBO intercontinental lightweight title defence by Colombia's Breidis Prescott.

    The Bolton boxer was put down for the first time after just 30 seconds when hit by two lefts in quick succession.
    Khan, 21, managed to regain his feet but was clearly struggling.
    He resumed after an eight count but Prescott unleashed another flurry and Khan hit the deck once more before being counted out after 54 seconds.

    It was a first defeat for Khan, who won an Olympic silver medal at the 2004 Olympics, in the 19th fight of his professional career.

    "I made a little mistake in there and couldn't get it back again. It was a stupid mistake," said Khan.
    "That's boxing. One punch can change the fight. I'm fine but I need to go back to the drawing board and put it right.
    "I'm a world beater and I'm going to come back stronger. I'm really sorry to my fans."

    Before the fight Khan said he had been working on his much-criticised defence with new trainer Jorge Rubio, but Prescott rocked the Bolton fighter within seconds of the start.

    A stiff jab snapped Khan's head back and he was soon caught by a crisp left hook.
    Khan managed to absorb a right hand but was then caught by a second left hook from Prescott and his legs buckled before he hit the deck.
    It looked as though he would struggle to beat the count as his legs threatened to go from under him, but he managed to convince the referee he was fit to continue after taking a full eight count.
    But when the bout resumed he immediately walked onto a right hand from Prescott and another right and left from the Colombian was enough to send Khan crashing and ruin his unbeaten record.
    It was Khan's first fight on pay per view television and his first bout since starting to work with Cuban trainer Rubio.


    Khan's promoter Frank Warren said he took responsibility for putting him in the ring with the dangerous Prescott.
    "I've got to take responsibility for it," said Warren.
    "This guy was recommended by the new trainer but ultimately I take responsibility and it's back to the drawing board.
    "He was caught cold. We knew this guy was a dangerous puncher. He's not the first fighter to be beat and come back to win world titles. It's how you come back from it."


    Story from BBC SPORT:
    BBC SPORT | Boxing | Khan knocked out in first round

    Published: 2008/09/06 22:25:52 GMT

    Last edited by ItsRobsLife; 08-09-2008 at 04:25 AM.

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    Unfortunately, Khan has a glass jaw and although he is talented with great hand speed this is going to hold him back severely in his career.

    The manner of his defeat yesterday may well have a very detrimental effect on his mentality and it will be interesting to see where he goes from here. Warren must be gutted as he was the last of the big name fighters in his stable.

    Just goes to show how different the amateurs and the pro game are when you look at both Khan and Harrison and their transitions over to the paid ranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB79 View Post
    Unfortunately, Khan has a glass jaw and although he is talented with great hand speed this is going to hold him back severely in his career.

    The manner of his defeat yesterday may well have a very detrimental effect on his mentality and it will be interesting to see where he goes from here. Warren must be gutted as he was the last of the big name fighters in his stable.

    Just goes to show how different the amateurs and the pro game are when you look at both Khan and Harrison and their transitions over to the paid ranks.
    Agreed, although for me this result was totally expected, he's been on the floor a couple of time already from, let's face it, ordinary fighters to date. Once they put him in with quality he was exposed as yet another over hyped fighter.

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    Glass head not jaw. Hit him above the shoulders and he will fall.

    Thanks for the vid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRobsLife
    I'm a world beater
    No Khan, you're not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmperorTud View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ItsRobsLife
    I'm a world beater
    No Khan, you're not.
    And I can't see him ever being one.

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    No amount of training can overcome such a deficiency, no matter how good a defence he can put up.

    As the competition gets tougher it all comes down to who can take the most blows,
    of course we all know this and nobody will be more aware of it than Khan.

    The tough bit now is that he must still continue to fight, he can't just walk away and it is inevitable that he will get beaten again.

    He's a nice guy and a great role model and I hope that he can find another outlet for his enthusiasm and personality.

    Perhaps in some form of TV presenting role, although I can't see him taking a boxing commentary role,
    as he just doesn't have the pedigree and authority to match Jim Watt or Barry McGuigan.

    Good luck to him, he must surely feel he is at the bottom of a very big hill just now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CB79 View Post
    Unfortunately, Khan has a glass jaw and although he is talented with great hand speed this is going to hold him back severely in his career.

    The manner of his defeat yesterday may well have a very detrimental effect on his mentality and it will be interesting to see where he goes from here. Warren must be gutted as he was the last of the big name fighters in his stable.

    Just goes to show how different the amateurs and the pro game are when you look at both Khan and Harrison and their transitions over to the paid ranks.
    Agreed, although for me this result was totally expected, he's been on the floor a couple of time already from, let's face it, ordinary fighters to date. Once they put him in with quality he was exposed as yet another over hyped fighter.
    I wouldn't say the result of this fight was expected (Prescott was as much as 9/1 with some bookies) although the outcome, i.e. he would get knocked out sooner or later certainly was.

    As stated you can't train a jaw and he is going to find it very difficult to get to the top of his game. Saying that bar his jaw he has looked good and he still has age on his side, plus David Haye got the reputation as being chinny following the Thompson fight and he has certainly gone on to prove himself and has picked himself off the floor a couple of times to go on and win fights, couple this with the fact that now his bubble has burst and the pressure, to a certain extent, is off mabe he can get his head down, tighten his defence and make something of himself at British/European level.

    However, sadly, I feel Khan's punch resistance is just too weak for him to go any further than that.







    Will teach Warren to put untested youngsters on PPV though.

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    Khan is not and never was a champ. boxing now is all about fiding a reasonabley good fighter and making sure he never meets a real opponent.

    Khan is finished unless Warren dodges a rematch

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB79 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CB79 View Post
    Unfortunately, Khan has a glass jaw and although he is talented with great hand speed this is going to hold him back severely in his career.

    The manner of his defeat yesterday may well have a very detrimental effect on his mentality and it will be interesting to see where he goes from here. Warren must be gutted as he was the last of the big name fighters in his stable.

    Just goes to show how different the amateurs and the pro game are when you look at both Khan and Harrison and their transitions over to the paid ranks.
    Agreed, although for me this result was totally expected, he's been on the floor a couple of time already from, let's face it, ordinary fighters to date. Once they put him in with quality he was exposed as yet another over hyped fighter.
    I wouldn't say the result of this fight was expected (Prescott was as much as 9/1 with some bookies) although the outcome, i.e. he would get knocked out sooner or later certainly was.

    As stated you can't train a jaw and he is going to find it very difficult to get to the top of his game. Saying that bar his jaw he has looked good and he still has age on his side, plus David Haye got the reputation as being chinny following the Thompson fight and he has certainly gone on to prove himself and has picked himself off the floor a couple of times to go on and win fights, couple this with the fact that now his bubble has burst and the pressure, to a certain extent, is off mabe he can get his head down, tighten his defence and make something of himself at British/European level.

    However, sadly, I feel Khan's punch resistance is just too weak for him to go any further than that.







    Will teach Warren to put untested youngsters on PPV though.
    Ahh David Haye, here's one guy I'd like to see tested. Quite rightly you pointed out his weakness of a dodgy chin, I'd really like to see him matched up with a dangerous puncher & see how he does. The heavy weight scene is crying out for a focal figure.
    As for kahn ??? where does he go from here & which opponents should he be matched up against ?
    In my job, vertigo is not advised.

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    He was hit on the chin by a jab and dazed, hit on the temple and knocked down, then hit on the jaw and knocked out. Game over. All this took 54 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    He was hit on the chin by a jab and dazed, hit on the temple and knocked down, then hit on the jaw and knocked out. Game over. All this took 54 seconds.
    Yeah we know the video's at the top of the thread.

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