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Analysis Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia
One never knows the outcome of a professional boxing match. Saturday evening July 14, 2012, HBO Sports, presented a fight between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia. The bout was televised from Mandalay Bay Resorts Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was a unification match for the 140 pound WBA Super Light Welterweight Title, held by Khan and the WBC Light Welterweight Title held by Garcia.
Amir Khan the WBA Champ, was the odds on favorite to win the contest. He is 25 years old. He entered the fight with a record of 26 wins, 2 defeats and 0 draws. His opponent was Danny Garcia, the WBC Champ. Garcia's record was 24 wins, 0 defeats, 0 draws.
At the beginning of the fight Amir Khan delivered faster and more accurate punches and easily won the first two rounds. It appeared that Khan would have no problem controlling the bout. But toward the end of the third round, Danny Garcia hit Khan with a devastating left hook that landed behind Khan’s right ear. This blow knocked Khan down. In the fourth round a wobbly Khan went down two more times from Garcia’s punching combinations. Referee Kenny Bayless stopped the bout and Danny Garcia won the unified championship by technical knockout.
The referee made the correct decision by stopping the fight. Khan is a young fighter with many years left in the boxing profession. He has been knocked down in previous fights. Khan is a courageous fighter and would have taken a greater pounding if the bout had continued. Garcia is a very strong puncher. At 24 years old Garcia has a secure boxing future. Both fighters are highly skilled and gave their best performance. The match was good for boxing as stated by the HBO announcers.