Amir Khan wins big on Showtime … Timothy Bradley settles for a draw on HBO


By David Martinez /

Last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Amir Khan (30-3 / 19 by KO) looked absolutely brilliant scoring a lopsided 12 round decision over Devon Alexander (26-3 / 14 by KO) in their welterweight fight.

Khan was quicker and more accurate and out jabbed and out boxed Alexander. The scorecards were 119-109, 118-110, 120-108; with my unofficial score 119-109 (eleven rounds to one).

With the win, Khan puts himself in line for a “possible” bout with champion Floyd Mayweather.

On the undercard, WBA interim welterweight champion Keith Thurman (24-0 / 21 by KO) retained his title with a 12 round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Leonard Bundu (31-1-2 / 11 by KO); and former three division champion Abner Mares (28-1-1 / 14 by KO) won by fifth round knockout over Jose Ramirez (25-5 / 15 by KO) in their featherweight fight.


On the same night, at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Timothy Bradley (30-1-1 / 12 by KO) and Diego Chaves (23-2-1 / 19 by KO) fought to a “controversial” draw in their welterweight fight.

Most ringside observers thought Bradley was more effective though out 12 rounds and had Bradley winning the bout. The scorecards were 116-112 for Chaves, 115-113 for Bradley, and 114-114 a draw; with my unofficial scorecard for Bradley 116-112 (eight rounds to four).

On the undercard, Andy Lee (34-2 / 23 by KO) scored a “upset” sixth round knockout win over favored and previously unbeaten Matt Korobov (24-1 / 13 by KO) to capture the “vacant” WBO middleweight title; and Jose Benavidez Jr. (22-0 / 15 by KO) won a unanimous 12 round decision over Mauricio Herrera (21-5 / 7 by KO) to capture the WBA interim welterweight title.

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