Amir Khan gets knocked out in first round
Amir Khan's professional boxing career came to a crashing halt on Saturday when the 21-year-old lightweight boxer was knocked out in less than a minute by Colombian fighter Breidis Prescott. The 2004 Olympic silver medallist had enjoyed 18 straight wins since turning pro being tipped by many to become a world champion.
But the relatively unknown Prescott floored Khan with a left hook after thirty seconds raising doubts over the British fighter's ability to take big punches. The Colombian stunned the Manchester crowd who had expected Khan to win easily.
Oliver Harrison, Amir Khan's former trainer, has labelled the British fighter's new coach, Jorge Rubio, "a Cuban amateur". Harrison led Khan to seventeen straight victories before being fired recently. It remains to be seen how quickly the Bolton fighter can bounce back from the defeat.