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Amir Khan results: Boxer dominates Alexander, wants Floyd Mayweather next

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If boxer Amir Khan wanted to secure a big money fight with one of the premier earners of the sport, he shouldn't have put forth such an impressive performance.

Tonight from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, former WBA/IBF Junior Welterweight Champion Amir "King" Khan showed why he deserves to be considered among the elite in the deepest division in the boxing by dominating former two division world champion Devon Alexander to win a wide twelve round unanimous decision.

The official score cards from ringside were 119-109, 118-110, and 120-108...all three in favor of the gifted and athletic English fighter.

Round after round, the 28 year old Briton moved fluidly in and out of range while peppering the St. Louis based fighter with a healthy mixture of hard right hands, jabs, and left hooks to the body and head. Instead of uncomfortably holding and clinching to make up for defensive deficiencies on the inside, Khan intelligently used his feet and quick combinations to control range throughout the entire bout.

The former Olympian kept the entire fight in the center of the ring, making it virtually impossible for Devon to cut off the ring and close distance effectively. When Alexander attempted launch any kind of offensive, the Bolton, Lancashire native would acutely step out of range and quickly return fire with sharp, effective counters.

It was as dominant a performance as you will see against a former champion like Devon Alexander.

The exciting 28 year old fighter had much to say about the results and his outstanding effort.

"I told you from day one that I'm the best boxer and have the quickest hands in the world," stated Amir Khan.

"With trainer Virgil Hunter, I'm learning when to attack and what position I should be in before I throw an attack. Every time I was hurt in previous fights, I was off balance. I don't have that problem anymore."

"I'm getting older and wiser, and I'm becoming a better fighter. It's in my blood to fight, but I'm fighting much smarter now."

When asked about a potential 2015 meeting with the pound for pound king of boxing, Amir's response was resolute.

"I really believe that I've earned my shot against Floyd Mayweather," insists the 28 year old fighter.

"I believe that it would be huge, and the UK fans would come to support. We would beat him and take the belt off of him. I really believe Floyd would have big problems with the speed and accuracy of my punches."

"Floyd is the best fighter in the world, but I want my chance. Let's see what happens. I'm going to leave it to Al Haymon and my team...let's hope that we can make that fight."


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