British fighter takes masterful points win against American
Amir Khan dominated Devon Alexander in Las Vegas, using his superior speed and footwork to beat the American boxer, in the match in which the British fighter took a masterful points win with scores of 119-109, 118-110 and 120-108.
In the fight in which Khan used his searing speed to stamp his authority and gain the attention of the Alexander, the St Louis man went from standing firm at the beginning of the fight to looking a bemused and beaten man.
For his lightning speed and crisp combinations against the two-weight champion, all three judges awarded Khan a wide points verdict.
Khan, despite his recent comments about a potential fight with his old rival Manny Pacquiao, has staked his claim for a shot at Floyd Maryweather and believes he should be next in line to face the American superstar.
It has been speculated that Mayweather would consider a fight against the winner of the match but it is yet unknown whether or not Khan will be allowed a chance to fight the man with the biggest name in boxing, by whom he was overlooked last year.
“Look, last year it didn’t happen and I really believe that I’ve earned my shot at the best fighter in the world which is Floyd Mayweather,” said Khan.
“Khan versus Mayweather will be huge, the UK fans will come to watch and come to support and we’re going to take the belt off him.
“I really believe that Floyd will have big problems with my speed, movement and accuracy. Floyd is one of the best fighters in the world, don’t get me wrong, but I want my chance.”
Alexander concedes to having struggled to cope with Khan’s clever movement, saying: “I don’t want to make no excuses, he was the better man tonight.
“I wasn’t good enough like I planned.
“He was running a lot, but that was no excuse, I could have caught him. I worked hard in the gym.
“I was moving good, I was catching the jab good, but I wasn’t good enough.”