Amir Khan speaks after defeating Martin Kristjansen
By Johnny Benz (April 5, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
Amir Khan has scored a seventh round stoppage of Martin Kristjansen on Saturday night at Bolton Arena in an eliminator for the World Boxing Organization lightweight championship.

Khan sent Kristjansen to the canvas three times in the round seven before referee Mickey Vann stepped in and stopped the action with less than 10 seconds remaining in the round.

After the fight, Khan stated: "This was a big win for me. I had to break him down and my shots were cleaner. I saw in his eyes in the seventh that he didn't want any more. It means I am on the right path for a world title. I'm getting closer to my dream."

Khan has won all 17 of his professional fights, with 13 coming by way of knockout. Kristjansen was stopped for the first time in 24 fights. His record now stands at 19-2 with three draws.

On the undercard, WBU featherweight champion Derry Mathews lost to Choi Tseveenpurev. Tseveenpurev, stopped Mathews at the end of the fifth round.

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