July 14th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
THREE KNOCKDOWNS PRECEDED STOPPAGE
San Francisco, CA- A 3-1 underdog going in, Danny Garcia exposed Amir Khan’s weak chin with a TKO 4 in a 12-rounder tonight in Las Vegas. The undefeated Garcia suffered a huge cut over his right eye in round two, which to some fighters would have instilled fear and caution. Not Garcia, who after he lost the first two frames, went to the body hard in round three, prompting referee Kenny Bayless to warn the fighter from Philadelphia, PA for punching a little south of the border!
LEFT HOOK THAT ROCKED ENTIRE UK!
Still in round three, Khan and Garcia were exchanging blows when Danny landed a left hook partially on the neck and right hand side of Khan’s head that put the Englishman flat on his back. To throw some additional salt on the wound, Khan’s head bounced off the canvas when he landed, which seemed to wake up the already concussed Amir Khan.
KHAN LOOKED LIKE A DRUNK!
There were 14 seconds left in the third round and Khan was on some of the most “unsteady’ legs I’ve seen in boxing in a long time. Two more knockdowns in round four, the second of which brought about the end of the fight as referee Kenny Bayless averted a possible tragedy by calling the fight off at 2:28 of round #4.
KHAN COMPLAINED LIKE A LITTLE GIRL!
Watching the English TV feed, his fellow countrymen were aware that Khan was all but done after knockdown #1. Jim Watt, ex-WBC lightweight champ from Scotland, knew that his guy was “toast” after that first knockdown in the third. In the first and second frame, Garcia landed blows to the head that were obviously effective seeing Amir’s legs got “funny” both times. After the fight, Khan moaned, bitched and moaned some more, claiming he was OK and could have continued, something that was not the case.
KHAN THOUGHT STOP WAS EARLY!
Being out on his feet, referee Bayless gave him the benefit of a doubt and allowed Khan to fight on when I thought he should have stopped it earlier. At the end of the fight, Garcia was confident, yet respectful and spoke highly of Khan. This upset shook the 140 lb. division up like no jr. welterweight match in years.
“KING” KHAN NEVER LIVED UP TO PRESS CLIPPINGS
Garcia is now 24-0, 15 KOs, while Amir Khan declines to 26-3, 18 KOs. Regardless of what direction Khan goes, whether he stays at 140 or moves up to 147, the fights with Breidis Prescott, Marcos Maidana, Lamont Peterson, and now Danny Garcia, they have exposed Khan as a guy that doesn’t take a punch well. So how do you spell “Glass Jaw?” Like this, “A Mere Con.”