Sunday, February 3, 2008

Amir Khan Defends Lightweight Commonwealth Title Despite Facing Hard Challenge

English boxing star Amir Khan has admitted that he has received the biggest lessons of his career from Gairy St Clair, whom he defeated in a hard-fought victory in order to defend his Commonwealth lightweight title on 2 February. Amir Khan has been undefeated so far in his career and is regarded as one of the leading boxer of England. However, he could not knock out Gairy St Clair in the match, despite he tried to knock him out of the match.

AFP reported:

"He kept coming forward and he had a great chin," Khan told a news conference. "I learned more from this fight than when I've knocked people out. He was a fighter who just keeps coming forward.

"I'm very pleased with the performance and my work rate. My pace was right and I didn't go in there and try to knock him out. I caught him with a few combinations but I knew he wasn't going to get knocked out.

"He needed the fight as much as I did. I needed the fight big time because it has taken me to the next level. I know now I've got the fitness to go 12 rounds.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Amir Khan to Face Gairy St Clair in a Mouth Watering Fight

Star boxer Amir Khan is going to face Gairy St Clair at the London’s ExCel Arena for his Commonwealth lightweight title. Gairy St Clair is an excellent boxer who has lost only five out of 46 fights in his career. IBF world featherweight champion has already warned Khan ahead of the fight. So, it is almost certain that Amir Khan has to show his best to get over the strong challenge of his opponent.

Belfasttelegraph reported:

"Khan likes to stick out his chin," sniffs St Clair. "What a nice birthday present it'll be if he does that against me. He will be on the floor before he knows it."