Amir Khan recovers to beat Samuel Vargas on points | Inquirer Sports

Amir Khan recovers to beat Samuel Vargas on points

/ 09:34 AM September 09, 2018

Amir Khan, left, knocks down Samuel Vargas in action during their welterweight contest at Arena Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

BIRMINGHAM, England — English welterweight Amir Khan had to climb off the canvas to continue his comeback with a points win over Samuel Vargas on Saturday.

In his second fight since returning to the ring after a two-year absence, Khan was knocked to the floor in the final seconds of the second round.

The Colombian-born Vargas, a former North American champion, had already been put down himself when he stunned Khan and the capacity crowd.

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But, with potential next opponent Kell Brook watching at ringside, Khan recovered on his stool, came out and floored Vargas again.

The 31-year-old Khan (33-4), a former world super lightweight champion, was unable to finish the job and eventually had to settle for a unanimous points victory from the grueling fight.

Vargas’ record dropped to 29-4 plus two draws.

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