Boxing lovers were on the edge of their seats over the weekend as Amir Khan defaced Julio Diaz in a boxing clash on Saturday.
Amir Khan demonstrated new-found maturity and tremendous powers of recuperation to come through a stormy encounter with Julio Diaz in Sheffield. In his first bout in Britain for two years, the Bolton fighter was well on top until the fourth round, when he was floored by the Mexican’s left hook. But Khan, 26, recovered well and stood up to some enormous punches late on. The judges scored it unanimously in favour of Khan, who again showed why he is Britain’s most exciting fighter.
On the other hand, Anthony Osezua Ojo Ogogo bega his profession boxing on a win with a second-round knockout of Kieron Gray. The 24-year-old Lowestoft middleweight, who won a bronze medal at London 2012, landed a firm right hook to put down Telford’s Gray. Gray, 35, beat the count but the referee deemed him unfit to continue.