Khan bounces back to top form
on December 9, 2008 by Administrator
After the bitter disappointment of his first professional defeat, Amir Khan has made a successful comeback to top form with a crushing defeat of Oisin Fagan. His victory came in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the ExCeL Arena last Saturday and the young boxer’s supporters were ecstatic with his impressive and dominant performance.
The opening round of the fight saw Khan knock down Fagan, who is thirty-four years of age, on two occasions and this pattern was repeated throughout the duration of the fight.
So extreme was Khan’s domination that the match had to be stopped shortly after the start of the second round by the referee, Mickey Vann, with Fagan needing oxygen treatment following numerous fine strikes from the hands of the lightweight from Bolton.
Khan’s victory over Fagan not only handed him a much-needed confidence boost, but it also handed him the vacant WBA international lightweight championship. The win saw Khan return to thoroughly familiar territory.
The crushing defeat at the hands of Breidis Prescott a couple of months ago was devastating but, ever since then, the British boxer has been working with Freddie Roach in America. The intense training provided by Roach has obviously paid off and Khan was a different prospect in the ring in London.
The confidence was oozing from Khan after the end of the fight. The boxer explained how he now knows how good he is and is determined never to make the “same mistakes” which let him down so badly against Prescott.