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Amir Khan Awarded US Boxing Writers' 'Fight of the Year' Honour

by Michael Penkman. Published Thu 27 Jan 2011 13:55

December’s WBA light-welterweight championship bout between Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana has been voted ‘Fight of the Year’ by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

And it was double delight for the 2004 Olympic silver medallist, after it was announced Freddie Roach picked up the ‘Trainer of the Year’ award at the prestigious event for the third year in a row.

The Bolton fighter made a name for himself in the States last year by beating Paulie Malignaggi in New York, and more recently Maidana, in Las Vegas.

The clash with the Argentinian silenced a few critics over the pond, owing to the steely determination shown during a 12th round pummelling that brought his infamous ‘glass-jaw’ into question.

The Olympic silver medallist was also awarded Boxing News’ 2010 British Fighter of the Year title, beating Carl Froch and David Haye into 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Speaking on receiving the accolade, Khan said: “I’m delighted with the award. I want to dedicate it to my family and my fans for believing in me.

“I’d also like to say a big thank-you to all my fans who followed me to New York and Las Vegas.”

‘King’ Khan has made no secret of his desire to go toe-to-toe with the best in the business.

He has targeted big names such as Floyd Mayweather Jnr as potential opponents, but there is a cavalcade of talent in and around the welterweight division at the moment.

‘Money’ Mayweather, and sparring partner Manny Pacquiao, are among the best there have ever been.


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"not sure how they worked that out? there was alot better fights." prescott, london around 4 years, 6 months ago

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