Samuel Vargas: Manny Pacquiao Will Stop Amir Khan!

Khan faces Canadian Colombian boxer Samuel Vargas on Saturday evening

Khan faces Canadian Colombian boxer Samuel Vargas on Saturday evening

It was a clear and unanimous points victory against a tough but moderate opponent, but Khan was knocked down in the process and was noticeably exhausted in the later stages of the 12-round contest at welterweight.

Amir Khan was given a scare by Samuel Vargas before a unanimous points win in Birmingham on Saturday as his world title bid credentials were questioned. Thrilling, exciting, but always vulnerable. "I want Manny Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao is my No. 1 pick", Khan declared.

Khan thereafter boxed more cagily, and could not deliver a knockout blow against a tough opponent who went the distance despite suffering a broken nose. Khan weighed in right on the 147lb welterweight limit for his fight with Vargas.

Khan's blistering hand-speed helped him drop his Colombian counterpart twice.

Khan returned to the ring following a two-year hiatus in April, when he demolished Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds.

Khan used to train with Pacquiao, who holds a version of the WBA welterweight title, at Freddie Roach's gym in LA. "This is boxing and I've got to learn from those mistakes".

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"There were times in the fight when I wanted to put him away, there were times when I could have pushed it and knocked him out", he added.

"The only fight that works for me over Kell Brook is Manny Pacquiao". Both fighters have called each other out since as early as 2013, and Khan stated in May that he would love to finish his career with a victory over his domestic rival.

In the fifth, the Briton came close to stopping Vargas after landing a sustained attack of clubbing hooks which left Vargas' face streaked in blood.

It's the 31-year-old's first fight at welterweight in over three years and promoter Eddie Hearn is already in talks with Pacquiao about a possible fight in December. Khan looked very fast and strong early.

He was up quickly but was immediately sent staggering backwards again amid more lightning Khan combinations.

Vargas, though, never backed down, continuing to pressure Khan, wobbling the former two-division world champion with a right hand in the closing seconds of the 10th round.

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