Amir Khan made short work of Zab Judah who claimed low blow
23 July 2011
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
In a jr welterweight unification clash, WBA champion Amir Khan, 24 years-old from Bolton, England, scored a fifth round KO against IBF champion Zab Judah, a southpaw 33 years-old from Brooklyn, to unify the WBA and IBF junior welterweight titles.
(Photos by Chris Cozzone)
Khan established his jab as the range finder in the first round.Judah displayed some very fast reflexes in the second round, making Khan miss a lot of his punches.During the final thirty seconds of the second, Khan began to find his target and Judah was bleeding from the mouth.
At the start of the third, Judah connected with some very well timed counters. Khan went right back to his jab and the follow-up punches were once again landing.
(Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Judah was ducking and slipping many of Khan's punches, but not throwing any counters in return.
The right side of Judah's face was swelling up at this point, from an earlier clash of heads.
The fourth round showed a lot of defense by Judah.
Judah started to take some chances in the fith, but he wasn't able to connect and Khan was outworking him. During the round, it appeared that Judah got hit with a low blow and he fell down to his knees. The referee Vic Drakulich didn’t see the shot and scored it as a knockdown. Time was 2:47 when counted Judah out and Khan was credited with a knockout win.
Khan raised his mark to 26-1-0 (18).
Judah fell to 41-7-0 (28).
Amir Khan celebrates his fifth round TKO victory over Zab Judah on Saturday night at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. (Eric Jamison / Associated Press)
Amir Khan Stops Zab Judah in Five Rounds
Amir Khan totally outclassed Zab Judah tonight in Las Vegas, and scored a fifth round knockout on a body shot.
Judah (41-7, 28 KO) complained that the punch was a low blow, but most seem to feel, as I do, that it was Judah looking for a way out, a somewhat familiar page from the Zab Judah playbook that we've seen in past losses to top fighters. Khan (26-1, 18 KO) was far more active than Judah, landed all the best punches of the fight, and clearly flustered Judah early and often. It appeared that once Judah got a taste of Khan's hand speed, he was lost in the ring. He created no offense, and the exaggerated "comeback" of Zab Judah was proven to be little more than a marketing tool. Khan proved that he's no Kaizer Mabuza tonight, and Judah proved that he's no Zab Judah.
Amir Khan wins another 140-pound title
LAS VEGAS -- Amir Khan got another big win, even if he would have liked to do it in a bit more spectacular fashion.
Khan stopped Zab Judah in the fifth round of their scheduled 12-round unification fight Saturday night, winning another piece of the 140-pound title and cementing his claim to being one of the top fighters in the division. He did it with a body shot that landed legally, though Judah claimed it was a low blow.
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Amir Khan proves too much for Judah
He used his speed and his height advantage and thoroughly dominated Zab Judah. And that was before he landed a hard right hand on the beltline and knocked him out in the fifth round to unify junior welterweight titles Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Ever since England's Khan stormed the American shores in May 2010, he has said he wanted to fight the best the 140-pound division had to offer.
It's not just lip service. He's doing it.
Five things we learned from Khan's knockout victory over Judah
Five things we learned from Amir Khan's fifth-round knockout of Zab Judah to unify the IBF and WBA junior welterweight titles Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas:
Khan stops Judah in fifth
Briton prevails in unification showdown
Amir Khan became unified world light-welterweight champion after seizing Zab Judah's IBF title with a fifth-round stoppage at Mandalay Bay Events Centre.
Amir Khan Stops Zab Judah in Five Amidst Protests
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Zab Judah’s (41-7, 28 KOs) cries of a low blow went on deaf ears as Amir Khan (26-1, 18 KOs) unified the WBA and IBF junior welterweight titles with a right uppercut KO in the fifth round.
Round one began with Amir Khan establishing his jab. Unlike previous bouts, Khan mixed up his arsenal by shooting several jabs downstairs. The punch kept Judah defensive, allowing Khan to land with a solid straight right. Judah, looking for big counters, caught Khan with a head-snapping right hook. Khan took it well and continued pressing forward, causing an accidental head butt which had Judah blinking heavily as the round ended.
Amir Khan’s Low Blow Stops Zab Judah in the Fifth
Amir Khan (26-1-0, 18 KO’s) from Greater Manchester, England stopped Zab Judah (41-7, 28 KO’s) from Las Vegas in the fifth round of their bout this evening at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on HBO World Championship Boxing.
Though the stoppage may be questionable, Khan’s domination of Judah was not. Khan had the faster hands, the better game plan, and despite Judah having fought at a higher weight class than his opponent, Khan came into the bout with clear height and reach advantages.
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Amir Khan dismisses Zab Judah 'low blow' complaints after winning light-welterweight unification fight
Amir Khan has denied dispatching Zab Judah with a low blow to become unified light-welterweight champion.
Khan added Judah's IBF title to his WBA belt with a fifth-round knockout in a brilliant display in front of a 7,279 crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Centre.
Read more: www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/boxingandmma/8657506/Amir-Khan-dismisses-Zab-Judah-low-blow-complaints-after-winning-light-welterweight-unification-fight.html
Amir Khan Dominated Zab Judah Won Via 5th Round KO (Fight Photos 20+)
(Check It Out! 20+ Pictures!) Amir 'King' Khan stops Zab Judah through fifth round knocked out and unified the WBA and IBF junior welterweight title in their fight match which took place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night, July 23, 2011. The 24-year-old fighter from Bolton, UK launched a big right hand that landed at Judah's belt line and puts him to the canvas. Referee Vic Drakulich counted Judah's out as he never try to get up. Zab Judah looked very surprised for counted him out at 2:47 of the fifth round and complaining for a low blow.
Images credit: AP, Getty Images/Scott Heavey/Ethan Miller,Naoki Fukuda & Reuters. See Pics!!!
Amir Khan stops Zab Judah inside of five rounds at the Mandalay Bay
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Amir Khan stops Zab Judah with borderline body shot to unify belts
Amir Khan stops Judah in 5, proves he’s at the level of Pacquiao and Mayweather
Amir “King” Khan proved why he holds the throne in the 140-pound weight division by stopping Zab Judah a slick veteran fighter and holder of the IBF light-welterweight title in 5 rounds with a body shot.
I remember before ever watching Amir Khan box, that I thought Zab Judah was the fastest fighter I ever seen, but when Khan and Judah stepped in the ring tonight, it was clear as day that Khan’s speed was too much for Zab Judah.
Read more: www.nowboxing.com/2011/07/amir-khan-stops-judah-in-5-proves-hes-at-the-level-of-pacquiao-and-mayweather/19580/
Khan Vs. Judah Results: Amir Stops Zab In Five
Amir Khan met a big name opponent in Zab Judah in the Mandalay Bay, but many hardcore boxing fans knew coming in that Judah was a man who never beat elite opponents when given the chance. Through the first four rounds of the bout that narrative was proven correct. Khan was simply too big and too talented for Judah throughout the bout. The constant aggression of Amir left Judah playing defense and never looking for more than one big fight changing shot.
Amir Khan speed turns Zab Judah into ghost stopping American in five one-sided rounds
Amir Khan this morning added the IBF 140lbs belt to his WBA version of the world title with a one-sided domination of American Zab Judah, stopping the multiple-world champion in the fifth round with a right to the head and a follow-up right to the midriff on the waistbelt line in 2:47 of that round. Judah went down as if it were a low blow – and never got up. Judah, who looked old, slow and overly defensive, was never in the fight. Referee Vic Drakulich counted Judah out into his ear. Khan won the four previous rounds by a tidy margin. Khan landed 61 of 284 punches; Judah landed 20 of 115 punches thrown. Too much vim, too young, and clearly, too quick. There are times when Khan looks vulnerable still, and overthrows his combinations, but he did nothing wrong here. And certainly was not guilty of a low blow. It looked on the margins, and no doubt it will be debated, by one side and the other.
Read more: blogs.telegraph.co.uk/sport/garethadavies/100017929/amir-khan-speed-turns-zab-judah-into-ghost-stopping-american-in-five-one-sided-rounds/
Khan stops Judah to add title
LAS VEGAS (AP) — England's Amir Khan won a second piece of the 140-pound (63.5-kilogram) title Saturday, stopping American veteran Zab Judah with a body punch in the fifth round of a scheduled 12-round unification bout.
He did it with a body shot that landed legally, though Judah claimed it was a low blow.
No matter, said Khan, who was landing big blows even before the punch that put Judah down.
Amir Khan stops Zab Judah in 5 rounds
Amir Khan stopped Zab Judah in the 5th round at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in the early hours of this morning, to become the undisputed world light-welterweight champion.
Khan, from Bolton, was already WBA world champion and was taking on the much more experienced, world class Judah who held the IBF title, in a bid to unify the division.
Amir Khan wins over Zab Judah in controversial knockout decision
British boxing star Amir Khan scored a knockout decision over Zab Judah to unify the WBA and IBF companionship title moments ago at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Khan ended the fight with a power shot in the middle of Judah's belt line which drew protest from the Brooklyn slugger and his corner. They charged Khan's power shot landed below his belt.However, subsequent video replay of the fight showed the shot landed right in the middle of Judah's belt and the referee knew it wasn't a foul shot.
Read more: www.digitaljournal.com/article/309452
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