Amir Khan beats Vargas in unanimous points decision

Khan faces Canadian Colombian boxer Samuel Vargas on Saturday evening

Although it seemed pretty decisive towards the end of the fight, Vargas managed to sneak a hard right hand that stunned Khan right before the conclusion of the 11th round.

After a raucous reception greeted Khan on his way to the ring, the speedster quickly got into his groove, an eye-catching flurry kicking off proceedings in a lively opener.

English welterweight Amir Khan had to climb off the canvas to continue his comeback with a points win over Samuel Vargas on Saturday. Thrilling, exciting, but always vulnerable. "I want Manny Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao is my No. 1 pick".

Khan, who became Britain's youngest Olympic medallist in 2004 at the age of 17, said: "My next fight after this will be for the world title; the fight against Vargas is an interim fight before that so basically this fight is the one before the world title fight". Khan weighed in right on the 147lb welterweight limit for his fight with Vargas.

His last bout was a 39-second demolition of the Canadian Phil Lo Greco in April. Vargas was knocked down again in round three after a punch on top of the head.

"The rumours were that he pulled out of that because he couldn't even make 154lbs, so him making 147lbs is just a line he is using to get the fans back again, or win the fans over".

But the 31-year-old fighter from Bolton, United Kingdom prefers Pacquiao, who holds the secondary WBA belt and has twice rumoured to fighting the Briton before.

The Colombian was not seriously hurt and in the fourth caught Khan with a right hand.

It was absorbing and typical Khan; you could not take your eyes off the action for fear of missing a knockdown.

Khan far from dominated the seventh, and he was not so energized in the eighth round, carefully pacing himself and launching fewer attacks than he did in the earlier rounds.

From there, Khan used his jab and quick combinations on the inside to outbox Vargas, who was bleeding heavily from the nose.

The decision was not in doubt, but many were left unsure whether this performance shows Khan can become one of the leading lights at welterweight.

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