By Ayyaz Malik
British Asian fighter Amir Khan defeated American fighter Devon Alexander with a unanimous points decision in Las Vegas to defend his WBC Silver welterweight title. The Bolton born fighter took on his 27 year old opponent in the ‘gambling capital of the world’, and Alexander had no answer to the fast tempo that Khan was boxing at.
In fact Alexander only offered anything of real note in the eighth round, with a series of hooks – but Khan was never really troubled in this one and managed to re-establish his control as all three judges scored this one in the British fighters favour.
The judges scored the fight 119-109 ,118-110, and 120-108 at the MGM Grand. An impressive achievement by the 28 year old Khan who’s opponent could boast about winning titles at light-welterweight and welter weight level. However On the night the fighter from St Louis had no answer to the accuracy of his slightly older opponent.
Amir Khan who has spoken of his desire to box Floyd Mayweather, who many might argue is one of the sports greats, did so again after the victory over Devon Alexander. Although it would be good for British boxing fans, Floyd Mayweather himself has talked up the possibility of fighting Manny Pacquiao before – but nothing has materialised. Boxing fans will no doubt be hoping that will change.
As for a potential fight with Amir Khan I personally feel this won’t be in the immediate future – but if khan keeps beating opponents as impressively as he did against Devon Alexander, then it will be more difficult for Mayweather to ignore Khan for much longer.