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Amir Khan wins over Zab Judah in controversial knockout decision

By Leo Reyes     Jul 24, 2011 in Sports
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.
Judah did not get up at the end of the count which prompted referee Vic Drakulich to stop the fight and declare Khan winner by knockout in the fifth round.
Khan's victory over Judah has substantially increased his chances of facing unbeaten Floyd Mayweather, Jr, who earlier talked about the real possibility of them facing each other in England possibly next year.
Earlier, Mayweather invited British fight fans to his gym in Las Vegas to watch him train. This gesture from the unbeaten boxer signifies his desire to renew his ties with his British fans from way back when he fought the then British boxing icon Ricky Hatton.
"I have so much love for my fans in the U.K.," said Mayweather. "Ever since I fought Ricky Hatton in 2008, and then held an open workout in London in 2009, they have shown me nothing but support.
"I wanted to do something for them, and I hope they can attend my workout.", Mayweather added.
Before signing up Judah, Khan was scheduled to face unbeaten Tim Bradley but negotiations fell through because of Bradley's conflict with his promoter.
Asked what he thinks about Bradley, he said " I think he is scared."
With his impressive win over Judah, Khan has improved his career record to 26 wins with only one loss.
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