Amir Khan has remained one of the most talked-about fighters in the sport of boxing since his debut in 2005 and has seen himself in many high profile fights. Khan now 32, is looking to get one more big fight and hopes he can add another big name win to his resume. Boxing is always unpredictable and so have been a lot of Amir Khan fights. You can check out Bethard sign up bonus to get the latest odds on Khan’s fights and see if there is a match worth betting on. Khan has been involved a few upsets against the odds and has also got some good career wins.
1- vs Marco Antonio Barrera
Amir Khan was quite a popular name in the boxing world by the year 2009. He had won every bout and had lost just once against Breidis Prescott. But the British boxer included himself among the A-listers when he defeated the great Mexican fighter Marco Antonio Barrera by technical decision. At the time of this fight, Barrera was ranked number 1 while Khan was ranked number 7 in the WBO lightweight rankings.
Khan came out in an aggressive mood and started attacking from the very beginning. Barrera suffered a cut on his forehead in the opening salvos which continued to bleed into the Mexican’s left eye. By the Fifth Round, the bout was stopped as Barrera’s cut was deemed too serious to continue the fight. Khan was declared the winner by technical decision, and this way he claimed the vacant WBO inter-continental lightweight title to add to his WBA title.
2- vs Andreas Kotelnik
Amir Khan vs Andreas Kotelnik was a highly anticipated match among the boxing fans. Coming into this fight, Kotelnik had lost only two matches out of his previous 34 and was ranked number five light-welterweight according to The Ring Magazine. While Khan had suffered only one loss out of his previous 21 matches and was ranked number ten at lightweight.
Kotelnik couldn’t match Khan’s speed and determination and so he let the British boxer gain many points in the first ten rounds. Kotelnik tried to make a comeback in the final rounds but failed to land a decisive punch. Khan claimed the match by unanimous decision and so he became the 3rd youngest British boxer to win a world title.
After the match, the ecstatic Khan expressed his feelings by calling it “the best feeling ever.”
3- vs Paulie Malignaggi
This was Khan’s first professional match on US soil and he didn’t disappoint his American fans. Khan dominated the match with his speed, power, and combinations. Malignaggi spent every ounce of his energy to win this bout but the difference in quality between the two boxers was quite pronounced, and referee Steve Smoger stopped the match in the 11th round with Malignaggi hurt and in no position to compete further. Afterward, Malignaggi admitted that he lost the bout to the better man.