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Prescott knocks out Khan in first round!

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BAD LEFT HOOK UNOFFICIAL SCORECARD
 Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
 Amir Khan                          
 Breidis Prescott KO                        
BAD LEFT HOOK UNOFFICIAL SCORECARD
 Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
 Alex Arthur 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 110
 Nicky Cook 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 118

I'm stunned -- not so much that Amir Khan lost the fight in Manchester today, but by the fact that Khan simply cannot take a punch. I considered him the best prospect in boxing despite questions about his chin, and having been knocked down by feather-fisted Willie Limond and roughneck Michael Gomez didn't deter me from thinking Khan could really be something special.

But Breidis Prescott ended that today. It's not that Khan has a questionable chin. He has NO chin. And I mean that -- he cannot take a punch. As soon as he was hit, he was finished. He has one of the worst chins in the sport today, I'd wager, maybe the worst at the upper levels. Prescott caught him with a right that hurt him, then dropped him with a vicious left hook. The referee let Khan fight on even though many would have stopped it there, but it was as good as over. Khan was dropped again just after the fight re-started, and this time couldn't beat the count.

He can't take a punch. He's not a good fighter. I like him, think he's a great kid, and yeah he's an offensive dynamo. But he can't be hit. That's a bad thing for a boxer.

All congratulations to Breidis Prescott, who said he'd knock Khan out in four rounds and did it in less than one. I hope Amir Khan comes back strong, but there's only so far he can go. You can't teach someone whiskers, you know?

On the undercard, Nicky Cook won a unanimous decision over Alex Arthur to capture the WBO super featherweight title, winning on scores of 117-111, 117-112 and a ridiculous 115-114. I had it 118-110 for Cook, who executed his gameplan brilliantly. The shorter man, Cook controlled the distance and landed the vast majority of the stinging blows. He piled up round upon round, and now he's on top of his game. He's a fine, fine fighter. Arthur should look into moving up to 135. Congrats to Nicky Cook on his big victory.

Also on the undercard, Fraudley Harrison banged out a boring, crowd-displeasing win over the much smaller George Arias, winning 98-92. Harrison was booed, and Arias cheered. Same ol' same ol'.

And with Amir Khan, we might be looking at the new Audley Harrison. Lots of hype, shallow results.