Khan stops Judah in the fifth round

Amir Khan is now the unified world light-welterweight champion after defeating Zab Judah to take his IBF title.

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Kevin Grech
24 July 2011, 12:00am
Khan went on to win the fight in the fifth round after he landed a devastating right uppercut to the body and Judah, who dropped to his knees in pain, was counted out two minutes 47 seconds into the round.

After the fight, there was some controversy as Judah complained that he was hit below the belt. This took little away from Khan’s performance as he out-boxed his much more experienced opponent.

Khan’s speed was too much for Judah to handle during the fight as he could not keep up with the Olympic silver medalist.

Khan now can look forward to a potential mega fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. If the fight does take place, the venue would be Wembley in 2012 after Mayweather admitted he would fight Khan on his home turf.

"He's (Mayweather) been in some big, big fights and is very hard to knock out," he said. "Sometimes it's risky the way I fight, but that's what makes me special. People want to watch me because they know I take risks," commented Khan on a potential Mayweather bout.

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