Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas – Amir Khan of Great Britain snatched IBF junior welterweight crown from 33 year old American Zab Judah by knocking out the Ameican in the 5th round of their title bout. Khan raises his record to 26-1 with 18 KOs. He now holds 2 belts. The IBF belt is added to his WBA super lightweight championship belt. The native of Manchester, England lead at all scorecards when the bout was ended.
Khan came into the fight just months after a disappointing win with the rugged Marcos Maidana. He dominated the first four rounds with his speed while keeping the American on the defensive with his punches. He eventually brought down Judah in the 5th round with a body shot that Judah thought was a low blow. Referee Vic Drakulich ended the lopsided bout at 2:47 in the 5th round.
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