Khan emerges as Britaina€™s boxing star

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

British boxing star Amir Khan produced a stunning display to stop South Korea's Baik Jong-sub in the first round of their lightweight quarterfinal clash.

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British boxing star, Amir Khan, produced a stunning display to stop South Korea's Baik Jong-sub in the first round of their lightweight quarterfinal clash. The 17-year-old Briton dropped him with a sweet right hand after 60 seconds. The referee was forced to stop the fight with 23 seconds remaining in the first round, guaranteeing Khan at least a bronze medal. Khan faces a tougher opponent in Kazakh boxer Serik Yeleuov on Friday. His coach says they will now work on a new strategy. Khan should also be encouraged by news that his family is flying out to give him moral support.

Topics : Boxing
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