Amir Khan Stops Zab Judah

Amir Khan added the IBF Light Welterweight belt to his title collection by stopping Zab Judah in the 5th round of their championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Khan, 24, used his superior speed and power to dominate the older Judah, 33, from the opening bell. The end came 2:47 in the 5th round when Khan, from Bolton, United Kingdom, landed a right upper cut to the body that hit Judah’s beltline. Judah went down on his knees and was counted out by referee Vic Drakulich. Judah said after the fight that he went down because he was “trying to get myself together” from what he claimed was a low blow.

Khan, who won the first four rounds on the three judges’s scorecards, said that he would have wanted to knock Judah out with a clearer shot. “If it had gone another few rounds, I would have knocked him out with a clean shot,” said Khan, who improved to 26-1 with 18 knockouts. Judah dropped to 41-7 with one no-contest.