Amir Khan Destroys Graham Earl In 72 Seconds!

by James Slater: Tonight, at The Bolton Arena, U.K, unbeaten Amir Khan improved to 15-0(12) as he utterly destroyed the vastly experienced Graham Earl in just one minute and twelve seconds of round number one. Successfully retaining his commonwealth lightweight title for the second time, Khan, who celebrated his 21st birthday today, has never looked better.

Coming out fast, taller man Khan was soon unloading on Earl. Indeed, the Luton man, who tonight fell to 25-3(12) was never allowed into the fight at all. Before the crowd had had a chance to settle into the bout Earl was in bad trouble. Khan's left hand was the reason. Landing with blinding speed, a left hook crashed into Earl's jaw, jarring him - and then another one sent him to the canvas. Down and badly hurt, the challenger was up quickly, but he was far from ok.. Khan wasted no time in going for the finish. Unloading with more superb lefts upstairs, as well as a cracking right hand - both of which were bang on target - Khan saw his man driven across the ring. Stuck on the ropes and under heavy fire, Earl left referee Howard Foster with no choice but to dive in and end matters.

The time was an ultra-quick 72 seconds.

Though he claimed afterwards that the fight was stopped too soon, this was more indicative of how badly hurt and dazed Graham Earl really was. Retirement is clearly his best option, but the overly brave Luton warrior says he will only come back stronger.

As for Amir Khan, he has simply never looked so sensational.

Article posted on 09.12.2007

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