Amir Khan Solidify Status As Next “Pacman” With TKO Win Over Zab Judah
24. July 2011
British boxing champion Amir Khan solidified further his status as the heir to the boxing throne of world best pound for pound boxer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.
This developed after Khan beat convincingly boxing champion and American boxing superstar Zab Judah in their 140 (63.5-kilogram) title fight Saturday with a fifth round technical knockout. In the boxing match Khan battered the aging Judah with his jab and finally finished him off on the fifth round.
The British boxing champion won most of the rounds before knocking off Judah who fought a galant fight against the young boxing champion. Before their big-fight, Khan is already a 5-1 favorite against Judah and who backed up such prediction with a solid outing against Judah.
To defeat Judah, Khan used his superior speed and power to bring down Judah. With his win, Khan improved to 26-1 with 18 knockouts and solidify further the prediction that he will become the next “Pacman” once Pacquiao decides to retire from the sport of professional boxing.
Khan is very happy with his impressive win and thank famed American boxing trainer Freddie Roach, who also happens to be the trainer of Pacquiao for a good job on his training camp. The boxing superstar hoped with his win he can get the chance to fight undefeated boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. soon.
Khan had constantly been compared to Pacquiao due to his speed and power on the boxing ring. Khan is currently the unified IBF and WBA World Light Welterweight Champion. Currently, Khan is rated among the best in the Light Welterweight division in the world today, alongside Timothy Bradley; who holds the other two major titles in the division.
Khan is also rated #9 and #14 pound-for-pound best boxer in the world by Boxrec and Sports Illustrated respectively. He was previously in the Lightweight division, where he held the Commonwealth, WBO Inter-Continental and WBA International titles.
Although of relatively young age, Khan has already amassed many achievements along the way. He is the youngest British Olympic boxing medallist when he captured silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics at the age of 17. He is also one of the youngest British world champions ever, winning the WBA world title, aged only 22.