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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Amir Khan vs Julio Diaz Full Fight Video Replay
Former world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan had to climb off the canvas to keep on course for a shot at the division's champions by out-pointing Julio Diaz on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time).
Khan, 26, was floored in the fourth round and looked on the brink of another knockdown in the 11th of a thrilling catchweight (143 pounds) 12-round non-title contest with Mexican Diaz at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield.
In Khan's first performance back on British soil for two years, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist triumphed by scores of 114-113, 115-113 and 115-112 in a close fight.
Khan improved his record to 28 wins and three defeats, while Diaz suffered his eighth career defeat in a 49-fight career. It was another thrilling encounter the Briton was involved in but as exciting as he is, he also showed he is still vulnerable.
Khan, from Bolton in northern England, can now remain hopeful of a rematch with either Danny Garcia or Lamont Peterson, the Americans who have beaten him in the last two years.
Promoters Golden Boy had told Khan victory would propel him to a shot at the light-welterweight division's undisputed world champion later this year. - AFP
WATCH 'AMIR KHAN vs JULIO DIAZ' FULL FIGHT VIDEO REPLAY BELOW:
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