Saturday Global Boxing Results: Khan Sparks Zab, Fury Shines, Salido Dominant in Mexico

Amir Khan thrashed Zab Judah last night in Vegas. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Amir Khan KO-5 Zab Judah: Same old Zab as always, overwhelmed by a fighter who was not just on his level, but vastly superior. Khan deserves credit for dispatching of Judah and clearly not buying into the hype or treating Judah as a better fighter than he is, as other fighters have done in the past. By the fifth, Khan was up 4-0 on every card on earth, and beating Judah up. A body shot put Judah down, and then Judah stayed down. He said later he thought the referee was giving him "an eight count to recover" from what he insists was a low blow, but then he didn't get up at nine, and, well, the whole thing doesn't really hold water. Judah's never done it before, and he didn't do it this time either. [Full Recap]
  • Undercard Results: Peter Quillin, James Kirkland, Gary Russell Jr, Ronny Rios and other favorites all won their bouts on a laborious undercard filled with mismatches that nobody showed up to see. "Official attendance" was a little over 7,000, but those people all came in with about 10 minutes before HBO went live at 10 p.m. EDT, and a lot of that figure came in the form of comped tickets. [Full Recap]

London, England

  • Tyson Fury UD-12 Dereck Chisora: Chisora's one speed and utter predictability wound up making a relatively easy night for Fury, after it appeared in the first handful of rounds that the fight would be more interesting than it wound up being. If there is a rematch, which Chisora wants, Dereck will need to come with something a lot better than this. Fury improves fight to fight, and Chisora had two ideas here: left hook or long overhand right. Once Fury figured out the beginner's puzzle, it wasn't a hard fight for him. [Full Recap]
  • Ashley Theophane KO-10 Jason Cook: Theophane is really still just outside the top 10 at 140, looking in, but he's never taken it easy.

Ciudad Obregon, Mexico

  • Orlando Salido TKO-11 Kenichi Yamaguchi: Yamaguchi hit the deck in the third and ninth, and the fight was all Salido's swarming pressure before the late stoppage. Salido now lines up for his rematch with Juan Manuel Lopez later this year.

Guadalajara, Mexico

  • Eduardo Escobedo KO-2 Joksan Hernandez: Hernandez became mildly famous (very, very mildly famous) last year on our site for keeping a very busy schedule, fighting six times on the year, and five fights against at least decent competition, going 4-2 overall. This was a rematch of a January 2010 fight, which Escobedo won by 10-round decision. You might also recall Escobedo from his crappy fight with Daniel Ponce de Leon on the Mayweather vs Hatton undercard, when he went out of his way to stink it out.

Bury, England

  • Scott Quigg TKO-7 Franklin Varela: Sometimes overlooked because he's not a Warren fighter and hasn't been all over Sky constantly, Quigg (22-0, 15 KO) is a really sharp looking super bantamweight prospect who just keeps winning. Next up he faces British champ Jason Booth in what should be a good fight on October 8.
  • Sergey Rabchenko TKO-1 Kevin McCauley: Easy win for Rabchenko (18-0, 13 KO), who beat Bradley Pryce last time out.
  • Tony Randell PTS-6 Luca Messi: When Messi fought Ryan Rhodes in May 2010, we all admitted (even Jim Watt) that Messi was a bad opponent. Now Messi loses to a guy who comes into the fight 11-24-2.

Springfield, Missouri

  • BJ Flores RTD-5 Nicholas Iannuzzi

Bronx, New York

Photo by Ed Diller/Star Boxing

  • Joe Hanks UD-12 Alfredo Escalera Jr: The win nets Hanks the exceptionally lightly regarded (non-regarded, really) IBA belt, which means James Toney can no longer claim he's world heavyweight champion. So that's a load off my mind when trying to explain James Toney to MMA people.
  • Issouf Kinda UD-6 Bryan Abraham: Kinda was supposed to face Bayan Jargal, but Jargal pulled out with a sparring cut.
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