In Showtimes’s featured bout, Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KO’s) pulls out a dominant win over Devon Alexander (26-3, 14 KO’s) during their 12 round welterweight showdown at the MGM Grand.
Khan who is a former lightweight champion has been the more accurate fighter, out landing Alexander in all punch stats. He’s hand speed and combination punching was too much for Alexander to handle. Khan landed 54 percent of his power punches compared to Alexander’s 32 percent. Khan landed 43 percent of total punches he thrown to Alexander’s only 20 percent.
Khan’s dominant victory almost a shutout on the scorecards. The scores were 119-109, 118-110 and 120-108.
The stake is big for the winner of this fight. Being the winner, Khan could be Floyd’s next opponent, if Mayweather’s Pacquiao fight negotiation failed.
“I really believe I earned my shot against the best fighter in the world, which is Floyd Mayweather,” Khan said. “I believe he’ll have problems with my speed, movement and accuracy. I’m going to leave it to my team and let’s hope we get that fight.”
Alexander had no excuses of the fight’s outcome. He said that Khan was the “better man tonight”.
“He was the better man tonight,” Alexander said. “My coach told me to get off and I wasn’t getting off. I could have caught him I just didn’t do it tonight. I was supposed to follow the game plan, I was moving good but I just couldn’t move forward and get off.”
Under Cards recap:
Here are the rest of Khan vs Alexander results:
- Jermell Charlo UD 10 Mario Lozano – Junior Middleweight
- Errol Spence Jr. TKO 5 Javier Castro – Junior Middleweight
- Victor Ortiz TKO 3 Manny Perez – Welterweight
- Yoshiro Kamegai TKO 4 Oscar Godoy- Junior Middleweight
- Beibut Shumenov RTD 5 Bobby Thomas Jr. – Cruiserweight