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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Khan KO's Salita in the 1st Round, Retains WBA Title

Amir Khan knocked down Dimitriy Salita 3 times in the 1st round to retain his WBA junior welterweight title. Khan first floored Salita with a left hook-overhand right combination 1o seconds into the fight. After trapping Salita in the corner, Khan dropped him again when he connected with a barrage of punches. With Salita's back against the ropes, Khan finished him with a hard left hook to the head. The official time of the stoppage was 1:16.

Amir Khan improves his record to 22-1, 16 KO's. Dimitriy Salita suffered his first professional loss and falls to 30-1-1, 16 KO's. In the Lightweight class at the 2004 Olympics, Khan captured a Silver Medal. It looks like Manny Pacquiao has one great sparring partner in Amir Khan, as he prepares for his potential fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on March 13, 2010.

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