After 12 Rounds of Boxing, Amir Khan Impressive in Victory; Khan Speaks on Latest Win
By Johnny Benz (Feb 3, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
Amir Khan has improved his record 16-0 with 12 KO's tonight at the ExCel Arena in London, but was forced to take the long route to victory. Khan had to remain focused and utilized all twelve rounds in his victory over a game Gairy St. Clair to retain his Commonwealth title.

Khan who feels he learned a lot from the victory, dominated the fight and landed scores of 120-108 from all three of the ringside judges. Although Khan was never in any kind of jeopardy of losing the bout, St. Clair never
gave up hope and kept fighting.

The victory marks the first time Khan has gone 12 rounds, and his first distance fight he has had since going 10 rounds back in December of 2006.

After the fight, Khan stated:

"I've always wanted to do 12 rounds. I enjoyed it and learned more from this fight than knocking somebody out in the first round."

Khan's Promoter, Frank Warren was quoted as saying: "That was 10 out of 10, no 12 out of 12."

Former world champion Barry McGuigan was impressed with Khan's performance, stating: "He might not be a world class puncher, but he's a world class fighter. He was brilliant."

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