Alexander is in the ring first and Khan, with his golden and expensive shorts, is second. Looking good but what lies head? You can never take your eye off an Amir Khan fight, so sit back and enjoy!
12/14/2014 4:22:00 AM
It is fairly quiet in the MGM but there is a buzz because this is big one! It is 50-50 or is it? Suggestions are that Alexander can cause more than the odd surprise but with Virgil Hunter behind him, many are expecting a more calm, calculated and clinical Khan… we will see!
12/14/2014 4:25:07 AM
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12/14/2014 4:27:04 AM
Amir has got off to a flyer! The jab looks good and the speed looks sensational. The first combo was a left to the ribs, a straight right then a left over the top! Great stuff. He followed it up with a left-right and he was out in as quick as he got in. Alexander is on the back foot, but that is no surprised at all. He does look jerky as usual, and Khan has settled into the centre of the ring. A right-right-left-right troubled Alexander but he caught Amir on the way out and he lands another straight show to remind him he is in this. Khan ends the round with a nice left hook.
12/14/2014 4:31:39 AM
Khan’s jab went straight downstairs, working on the body, but soon he was back behind a barrage of shots. The straight left kicks it off, the right comes in, the left returns and before Alexander can do anything, a right lands as Khan is on his way out. This is good. Alexander though fires back with a left hook of his own while Khan is a little wild in return. The one worrying sign is that Amir is still open if he stands still. He gets walloped by a left hook and that is not good. He is on top, but he is not ruling this roost.
12/14/2014 4:36:26 AM
A cagey start and indeed, a quieter round. Alexander is hardly jabbing, prodding more like and perhaps that left from the last round is waiting to reconnect. But Khan is still in and out at speed and although it is a lot less tidy and a little wild he can still land a clean, decent shot, this time a left over the top. He is in and out again but there are less shots being sent through. Alexander is spoiling more but can he win doing that?
12/14/2014 4:40:23 AM
A nice start with Khan’s double jab and that sets the tone for a pinging round. There is a five-punch combo which sums him up. He is quick, still super quick. He does get caught once or twice but Amir is on the move for three minutes and that is keeping Alexander at bay. He is in and out, the right is always there and the jab is the one thing that puts him in charge. He looks busy enough to be in front.
12/14/2014 4:44:22 AM
It’s a left-right-left-right, the final one down the barrel and Khan starts as we expect. But we also expect him leaving himself open and straight away an overhead left from Alexander landed on the side of the head – it could’ve been worse. It triggers a rare offensive spell from Devon but what they brought was Khan on the counter and a lovely, short, sharp right pushed him back. Khan of course had sprung back and was in the clear by then. He looks calmer and more measured so far. And I say so far…
12/14/2014 4:48:08 AM
ROUND SIX [round-6]
Wow, Khan comes out with a left-right-left downstairs and the finale shot is a left-hook that is a peach. Not a huge shot but the perfect finish to a perfect flurry. Alexander does start stepping in behind his jab but that is what Khan likes. He goes with a smart three-punch combo in the corner and just for good measure a wide left hook comes in all on its own! Khan is mixing it up and he is looking good but don’t think Alexander is a beaten man… yet. His coach Kevin Cunningham isn’t happy though, so does he have a Plan B. Or maybe C?
12/14/2014 4:52:12 AM
ROUND SEVEN [round-7]
A decent start from Alexander with a lovely cutting right after a little burst but when you hear that Khan has landed 99 shots to his 38, you know who is the boss. Alexander is coming forward firmly and this seems to suit Amir more than the early approach. His counters are landing at will, the left in particular, and then he stands still, has the target move in and bang, a left-right-left is so quick, Alexander can’t get out of the way. He does hurl a simple right to break it up but Khan was long gone. Amir is leading this by a long way now. Surely even he can’t mess this up!
12/14/2014 4:56:10 AM
ROUND EIGHT [round-8]
A quieter round. Alexander does keep coming and it might well be a round he has not only won but had Khan’s alarm bells ringing again. A big right over the top lands flush and it is the first time the MGM fans really grimance when there hero is hurt. Devon does it again with a shorter, closer right and Khan is clearly not firing in this one. He tries to close the round with a barrage but is too close and it is ugly – and you never know when a counter will come through. Was he having a round off? We will see…
12/14/2014 5:01:00 AM
ROUND NINE [round-9]
A lovely double jab followed by a spearing straight right re-establishes Khan’s control and all Alexander can do is take them and regroup. He tries to walk in again but Khan is shifting round to his left, out of the southpaw target zone and at one stage he hammers home three lefts to the side and although he is covered up, Alexander does not need that. Khan ends the round with a spring to his step and the pinging jab doing the job. He’s back in business.
12/14/2014 5:04:43 AM
ROUND TEN [round-10]
The championship rounds are here so who welcomes it with a jab? Not a single jab, not a double, but a triple that moves down to the body at the end. His speed is ominous even at this stage. One combination is six at least and hearing it is one thing, but seeing it is another. Alexander knows that and he is trying to do his best and although he does have some more time and space to let off, Khan’s defence might well be the biggest improvement we have seen. He has been caught once or twice but if he is, he fires back and finishes it on top.
12/14/2014 5:08:21 AM
ROUND ELEVEN [round-11]
Give Alexander credit because he keeps coming forward and it is not what he likes doing. It shows though, that he had to do something different yet when people are hunting him, he loves that, sits back, counters and crashes the jab in before shifting out of range. A left-right-left is a great combo that proves the point and then another left-right-left-right-left-right (at least!) combo is too quick, it really is. But somehow Devon is still there and he catches a nice right and Khan seems to be knocked off balance, or a slight twist of the foot. He is fine and it is nothing to worry about. And he ends with a nice set of two combos, all behind that jab.
12/14/2014 5:12:52 AM
Again that jab is the first punch to land and then as Alexander covers up, the left-right-left hooks to the head are not what he needs. Khan can pretty much do what he wants because when Devon strides in, he is gone and when Devon has stopped, he just bombards him , upstairs and downstairs. Another lovely combo with that left ending it sees Khan stumble again but this time it is a stance problem not a punch. It is over thought and surely Khan will walk this. Without stumbling!
12/14/2014 5:16:22 AM
IT'S JUDGES' TIME[judges]
And it is a landslide...
12/14/2014 5:18:04 AM
Amir Khan wins with ease! A brilliant performance and a complete and utter schooling. Alexander had to change his tactics halfway through but that didn't disrupt Khan's calmness. Still fast, still class and finally, sensible? It looks that way...
12/14/2014 5:19:44 AM
Amir Khan admits that there were one or two moments when he was caught open but he also says that this is as calm as he's ever been...
12/14/2014 5:33:54 AM
THAT'S ALL FOLKS! [close]
It's been a cracking night with Khan leading the way and showing the world he is better than ever... and good enough to take on you-know-who! Floyd Mayweather or Kell Brook beware! The Bolton boy is buzzing...
12/14/2014 5:44:08 AM