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Luke Reddy

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  1. Goodnight (for now)

    Come join us later

    Now, are you up and having a party? Or are you out on the town? If so, keep it going until about 03:00 BST and then come join us for UFC 228 action as Darren Till takes on Tyron Woodley.

    I mean, who doesn't want a huge scrap at 3am on a Sunday?

    Those of you who followed tonight's boxing, a big thank you. We will be back with more live-text action next Sunday morning too, when Gennady Golovkin takes on Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in Las Vegas.

    Please come back for more and once again, thank you.

    Enjoy the rest of your Saturday. Big up Amir Khan!

  2. Final thoughts...

    Khan beats Vargas

    And so, that last entry sums up my confused thoughts. I'm not even going to go into what would happen if Amir Khan took on Manny Pacquiao because it seems that fight has been chased for even longer than the Kell Brook encounter has been hyped.

    A Manny Pacquiao on form - and let's be honest, he spends a lot of time doing good work in his homeland now - then surely he would start favourite.

    But kudos to Khan for making it 33 wins from 37 bouts tonight. He got up off the floor, walked through the odd storm and all the history books will show is the W.

  3. What to think?

    Khan beats Vargas

    I just don't know what to think.

    On one hand, Amir Khan is rusty, who wouldn't be? He's had very few rounds recently. The last time he went the distance was in May of 2015.

    So in many ways that is a job well done and he should, in theory, be better for it. There were great moments early on with his flashy hands too. What's not to like?

    But then there's that knock down and in truth, it perhaps shows he doesn't have control of bouts at all times like many of the very best do.

    Where that leaves him against Kell Brook I don't know? Working for him is the fact Brook has not looked good at 147lbs in recent years. But one big dig on that Khan chin and things get hairy.

  4. Get Involved

    Tweet #bbcboxing

    Kyle Ferguson: #bbcboxing A Whyte v Chisora rematch really looks interesting both of the back of very impressive wins however Uysk v Bellew is the one that tantalises.

    A reminder that earlier we were asking which fight you were most looking forward to in the next year, keep them coming! Tweet #bbcboxing

  5. Listen in tonight and next week

    Golovkin v Alvarez; Woodley v Till

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Woodley v Till

    I know this is is a boxing live text but while we're talking rings, let's talk octagons briefly as for some of you out there (I know that's not everyone), both sports are enjoyable to watch.

    BBC Radio 5 live will have live commentary of Gennady Golovkin v Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez from Las Vegas next weekend at around 04:30 BST on Sunday morning. We will also be live-texting that bout.

    But tonight there's live MMA action from UFC 228 where Darren Till is in action against Tyron Woodley. Britain could have only its second world champion in the UFC. You can listen to it live from around 04:00 BST on BBC Radio 5 live and again, we will be live-texting it.

    Now. No more octagons from here on in, rings only.

  6. Thoughts?

    Khan beats Vargas

    So what are your thoughts on that? Amir Khan wins again but my oh my, some of those old vulnerabilities are still there.

    He looked comfortable when he made things a bit more drab as the fight went on but our Amir likes to get into a tussle on times and it doesn't half make things a bit rocky does it?

  7. 'Now or never for Khan-Brook'

    Khan beats Vargas

    These comments from promoter Eddie Hearn tell us that we will perhaps finally know if we will ever get Brook v Khan:

    "It has to happen next or it will never happen," he tells Sky Sport. "It's now or never for the Kell Brook fight so we will see what happens over the next couple of weeks."

  8. Get Involved

    Tweet #bbcboxing

    Manny Pacquiao

    Matt Edgley: #bbcboxing Does Khan beat an elite welterweight? No. Him and Brook need each other.

    Dav: #bbcboxing Amir Khan needs to keep his gloves up. If you've got a weak chin, you need to protect it.

    Imran: #bbcboxing as i said, The king khan of Ring has delivered!

    Can Khan compete with the best welterweights in the division on this performance? Tweet #bbcboxing

  9. 'I wouldn't have let him off the hook' - Brook confident of beating Khan

    Khan beats Vargas

    Kell Brook speaking on Sky Sports: "No way I would have let him off the hook, he hasn't got the greatest chin. I wouldn't have let him off the hook and he would have stayed on the floor."

  10. 'I want it a Christmas Day special!'

    Khan beat Vargas

    Kell Brook speaking on Sky Sports: "I'll come down (in weight) because I'm the governor of the division in this country. I will come down to welterweight to fight him.

    "(On potential fight date) I want it a Christmas Day special!"

    Amir Khan
  11. 'I want Manny over Kell'

    Khan beats Vargas

    Amir Khan continues to touch on who he would like his next opponent to be?

    "The only fight that works for me over Kell Brook is Manny Pacquiao. I want him, he is my number one pick. If not we go back to the drawing board and if it's Kell Brook it's Kell Brook."

    Amir Khan
  12. 'Brook or Pacquiao?'

    Khan beats Vargas

    Amir Khan is asked if he could have beaten domestic rival Kell Brook tonight as Brook watches on: "100%. I wanted to get my feet wet tonight and I did that. Bring on who you want.

    "Manny Pacquiao is an amazing name in boxing. Who wants to see the Pacquiao fight? Who wants the Brook fight?

    "147lbs is my division. I will take some time off, speak with Eddie Hearn and go from there. I want to fight again before the end of the year. I needed this kind of fight badly and I needed those 12 rounds."

  13. 'I wanted to go the distance'

    Khan beats Vargas

    Amir Khan

    Amir Khan tells Sky Sports: "What I really wanted to do was go the distance. I wanted to get the experience. There were times in the fight when I wanted to put him away, there were times when I could have pushed it and knocked him out.

    "He caught me with an overhand right hand, right on the button, I got back up and I was fine. This is boxing and I've got to learn form those mistakes."

  14. 'Mediocre'

    Khan v Vargas

    Interestingly Carl Froch is describing this as a "mediocre performance" with a score of five or six out of 10...

  15. Khan wins...

    Khan beats Vargas

    Michael Buffer will read the result....




    "The fighting pride of Bolton England, Amir 'King' Khan....."

    It's unanimous and you can't really argue with that.

    Amir Khan
  16. Post update

    We will go to the cards...

  17. Round 12

    Khan v Vargas

    Amir Khan pings in a few cross shots up close and you can hear him yelping as he gets them off.

    Just 45 seconds remain, a jab from Khan to keep his man at distance and then another.

    Down to 30 seconds and Khan is jumping left and right repeatedly so his man cannot plant his feet and unload. Into the final 10 seconds.... the bell goes... the roar and both men raise their hands.

  18. Round 12

    Khan v Vargas

    Amir Khan comes out fast and throws a flurry, winning cheers aplenty from the home crowd. He is ahead and has two minutes to get through here to keep the comeback and hopes of the big time alive.

    Samuel Vargas looking for any opening to throw the kitchen sink, the cat, the TV and the dinner table at his man but Khan knows exactly what his man is looking for.

    We have ninety seconds ladies and gents...

    Amir Khan