Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas

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Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas
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Average: 3.3 (3 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Location: 
Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
147
Referee: 
Terry O'Connor

Official Judging
John Latham 118 - 110
Steve Gray 119 - 109
Marcus McDonnell 119 - 108

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After a layoff, following his devastating knockout defeat to Saul Alvarez, Amir Khan has his second comeback fight, having stopped disappointing Phil Lo Greco inside 40 seconds, earlier in the year.

Khan takes on Samuel Vargas, who seems very confident of victory, but also has a bad record at the level which Khan is supposed to belong at, as Danny Garcia and Errol Spence Jr, the fighters Khan considers his competitive rivals, both won every round against and stopped Vargas, with ease. Khan is criticised for his opposition, and expected to beat Vargas, easily.

Khan starts well, drops Vargas in round 2, but to the shock of almost everyone, Khan gets caught with a good right hand, late in the round, is dropped and hurt. Khan recovers well enough during the minute to drop Vargas again in round 3, but he fails to stop him. Khan outboxes Vargas round by round, the difference in levels is clear, despite the knockdown trading, but Khan does seem to slow down in the late rounds, as Vargas hits a tired Khan, with a couple of clean shots in round 10. Khan doesn't let Vargas finish too strongly, and wins a one sided fight, but fails to make a statement.

Khan wins a landslide unanimous decision, gets his second consecutive win, but fails to impress.

Vargas says at the post fight press conference, that Pacquiao would knock Khan out
Khan beats Vargas, but is knocked down for the 10th time in his career
Khan goes 12 rounds, past 6 rounds, for the first time in over 3 years, and he struggles
Khan seems to be past his best as he beats Vargas




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Amir Khan
                                                                    
10
9.58
10
10
10
9.91
9.91
10
10
9.33
9.83
10
Samuel Vargas
                                                                    
9
8.75
8.16
9
8.91
9.08
9.08
9
9
9.66
9.16
9


Fan Cards: Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas


scorecard by ARKHMANN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
AMIR KHAN
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
SAMUEL VARGAS
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
107


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
AMIR KHAN
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
118
SAMUEL VARGAS
9
9
8
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
109


scorecard by HTTP
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
AMIR KHAN
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
SAMUEL VARGAS
9
8
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
106


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
AMIR KHAN
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
119
SAMUEL VARGAS
9
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
108


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
AMIR KHAN
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
117
SAMUEL VARGAS
9
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
109


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
AMIR KHAN
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
119
SAMUEL VARGAS
9
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
108


scorecard by THEUNDEFEATED
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
AMIR KHAN
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
118
SAMUEL VARGAS
9
9
8
9
8
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
108


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
AMIR KHAN
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
118
SAMUEL VARGAS
9
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
108


scorecard by ADAMJO260
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
AMIR KHAN
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
118
SAMUEL VARGAS
9
9
8
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
109


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
AMIR KHAN
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
SAMUEL VARGAS
9
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
107


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
AMIR KHAN
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
118
SAMUEL VARGAS
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
108


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
AMIR KHAN
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
120
SAMUEL VARGAS
9
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
107


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

After the layoff, if Khan wants to get back to his best, prepare himself for the likes of Terence Crawford, Errol Spence, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, he needs rounds, I think this fight will give him that. Khan, if on his way to targeting a big fight, shouldn't be criticised, but if he is planning on trying to look good in this fight, and try to make people believe he is better than Spence and Crawford because he looks good against these sort of opponents, then that is poor.

Samuel Vargas isn't doing too badly out of this, it is an opportunity, he has nothing to lose, he'll make some money, nobody expects anything from him, if he wants, he has over 2 months to not be like disgraceful, pathetic Phil Lo Greco, who ran his mouth, but ended up losing in 39 seconds, making also big mouth Khan look like a million dollars. If Vargas prepares, the Mexican way, comes to fight, this doesn't have to be a mismatch, this doesn't have to be a walk in the park for Khan, without a 1/1,000,000 mistake from Khan, or a terrible off night, I don't think Vargas can win this fight, but I think he can give his opponent a not so easy time.

Khan is obviously the favourite, he has been a world champion, he has beaten Marco Antonio Barrera, Marcos Maidana, Zab Judah, more, Vargas, well he might have a good record, 29-3, just ever so slightly better than Khan's record of 29-4, but his best wins are nothing like Khan's best wins, it is just about levels.

Vargas has slight height, age, reach advantages, I think he does have a slight size advantage, but I think even a big height and reach advantage, it wouldn't be enough, because he is a level below Khan, but, he has been much more active than Khan in recent years, another thing he has on his side, and assuming he really comes to fight, is at his best, Vargas could make this slightly competitive, but I don't think he will.

I think Khan has the far better amateur background, professional career which has a level above Vargas's he has potential on another level to Vargas, and he can beat Vargas with ease. Vargas is best known for being stopped in 4 by Errol Spence, and stopped in 7 by Danny Garcia, I saw him against Garcia, and he wasn't in the fight, didn't win a round, got well, well beaten, and stopped, no shame in that, but it shows you his level, and his wins, Vargas, ok, some of them, Armando Robles, Ali Funeka, Jussi Koivula, but these are not good world level fighters at all, Funeka might have been half decent at world level when he was in his prime, but not now, they are good wins at a certain level, but not at world level, and Khan has been more dominant in his higher level wins than Vargas has been in some of his lower level wins.

I think Khan will be a class above Vargas from the start, I don't think Vargas is a puncher, he won't really hurt Khan, will land a maximum of 2 decent shots the whole fight, and he won't land close to his best shot at all. I think the fight will be one paced, Khan will be a class above Vargas, quite easily outbox him in every single round, but never be able to take it up a notch, Vargas's desire and preparation will make him durable, he will take everything Khan hits him with, but he will have no success, and he will look like a punch bag, nothing else to it.

I think Khan wins by UD. 120-108 from all the judges.

Champion97's picture

Khan did not impress me, he beat Samuel Vargas, he beat him by a landslide, ok, but Vargas is not a good fighter, stopped in 4 against Spence (26-30), stopped in 7 against Garcia (53-60), Pablo Munguia (stopped early by Tony Harrison, Antoine Douglas, beaten wide by Leonard Bundu) beat him, won disputed decisions over Funeka and Koivula, who are clearly not good, so surely, any fighter as good as Khan is supposed to be, doesn't lose a round against him.

Khan was supposed to whoop Vargas, Khan tried to take advantage of Vargas not being good, tried to be considered better than Spence and Garcia by doing a better job than they did, but he failed, he couldn't stop Vargas, he faded after 8 or 9 rounds, he was dropped and hurt, fortunate the bell came when it did, and he looked vulnerable at times in the late rounds.

This Khan is still half decent at world level, but he is absolutely not top 5 at 147, he is definitely not top 50 in the world, Khan's years were/would have been 2014-16, he could have still been good now, be declining more slowly, but he is an example of wasted talent.

I don't think Khan gives Spence, Crawford problems, and I don't think Porter, Garcia would struggle, if he is going to cash out, he should put himself out of his misery, get on with it.

EndOfMe1994's picture

Love him or hate him, you have to give Khan credit; He's never once had a boring fight. Even his dominant, one-sided fights are entertaining.