Amir Khan Destroys Devon Alexander And Will Be 'Big Trouble' for Floyd Mayweather

Dave Edwards

Amir Khan destroyed Devon Alexander in a a brutal display in Las Vegas on Saturday night, winning by a unanimous decision.

One year after pulling out of a fight with Alexander in order to facilitate a bout with Floyd Mayweather, Khan dazzled the Las Vegas crowd, easily outclassing Alexander. Khan was simply too quick and too strong for the respected three-time world champion and dominated a contest scored 120-108 by ESPN in favour of Amir Khan.

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"We worked hard for this fight. I needed to make a statement and I did that. Devon was a very skillfull fighter. It was a tough fight but I have proved myself at welterweight."

Amir Khan

In fact, Amir Khan might just be the only fighter out there with the jab and the speed to nullify the tactical battle that Floyd likes to draw his opponents into.

"I have a feeling Mayweather will think twice now of fighting Amir Khan. He showed focus, speed, angles, balance; he fought almost a perfect fight with a southpaw, which is very complicated."

But will Mayweather dodge Khan, just as he did Pacquiao for so long? When asked if securing the Mayweather fight was his No. 1 priority for Khan, De La Hoya responded, "Oh boy, please. Please."

"You can see the determination in Khan's eyes. He wants Mayweather. You can see it in his work ethic and in this fight."

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