Vargas Just Wants One Punch To Khan’s Chin
Samuel Vargas is a major underdog heading into his September 8th showdown against Amir Khan, but the Colombian boxer is fairly confident that he can drop Khan with one punch.
“If I touch him on the chin, he’s going down. That’s a guarantee,” Vargas told Sky.
“I’m sure it’s going to be a hostile territory, but I’ll impose my will on him. He’s an old man. He’s been hurt before and he’s been stopped many times. I just have to land one punch on his chin, left or right hand. His feet will go all over the place and if he’s still there I’ll hit him again and again. It’s there, everyone knows it’s there.”
Vargas is younger, and has one less loss than Khan, being stopped by Danny Garcia and Errol Spence Jr. in his 34 fight campaign as a pro, but is coming off a draw to Mauro Godoy, while Khan is amidst a comeback campaign that began with a 30 second drubbing of Phil Lo Greco.
“If he’s expecting another 39-second blowout then he’s going to be in for a big shock,” Vargas said leading up to their September 8th fight night. “he’s been stopped really badly a couple of times, so we know it’s always there and we have 36 minutes to do it.”
“Genetically, we’re not supposed to receive that much punishment and get back up. Your body can only take so much before it gives out. Maybe this is the fight for him. He’s older, he’s received a lot of punishment, he’s got a lot of mileage on him, so I just have to go out there and expose him.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports