Khan down and out for the count
on September 8, 2008 by Administrator
So after all the hype, the move to PPV very early in his career, Amir Khan finally stepped into the ring against someone half-decent and got put on the floor twice in 54 seconds to suffer his first defeat in the ring as a professional.
For £14.95 you could've watched another over hyped Brit get knocked on his backside and yet again the nation wept. Khan though isn't as loved as one might think. A lot of people are glad that Breidis Prescott stopped him so emphatically. He has talked himself him to be the best in the division but yet he hadn't fought anyone with a punch and his chin was still a huge question mark.
His move to PPV pissed off more than a few who enjoyed watching him come up on terrestrial television with ITV. Heck even if the fight had been on regular Sky Sports then those who moaned might not have moaned as loud. Most people know someone with Sky Sports but having to fork out a couple of hours wages as well? That just isn't on for most.
Getting on to the fight then Khan never settled and was caught with an absolute peach of a right left hand combination. He never really recovered and was stopped just moments later after being floored again. The fight possibly lasted too long at 54 seconds because Khan was done after the first knock-down.
The question now is what next for the man from Bolton. He is clearly not World Class as he constantly professed and has not shown in any shape or form that he can take a punch on the chin. He is now a guy with a defeat on his resume and whose best victory has come in the form of an over the hill Graham Earl.
Suddenly Khan doesn't look like the superstar he has claimed to be. I personally find it rather amusing that Khan ditched his old coach and loses his first fight with his new one who he said would help him on his defence.
Amir Khan will comeback of that there is little doubt but the public's confidence in him has been well and truly shaken and that isn't something that he can win back easily.