Amir Khan Strips To Make Welterweight

While it would take Amir Khan to bare all on the scale at Friday’s weigh-in, the Bolton boxer made the welterweight limit of 147 pounds for the first time in three years.

Khan, who faces Samuel Vargas on September 8th in Birmingham, would need to strip off his clothes and stand behind a towel to make the limit, while Vargas would weigh-in a pound less than the former champion.

Khan said to Sky Sports afterwards: “Everything had to come off today and that’s the first time that has happened. We made the weight so I’m glad. I’m now going to hydrate myself, eat well and be ready for tomorrow night.

“I’m very chilled, I’ve had a lot of fights. I’m only 31-years old and this is just another day at the office. I’m very experienced at this level. The best is still ahead of me, I want to be world champion again.”



All the weights for Saturday’s show:
Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas – 12 Rounds Welterweight
Khan: 10st 7lbs
Vargas: 10st 6lbs

Sam Eggington vs Hassan Mwakinyo – 10 Rounds super-welterweight
Eggington: 10st 13lbs
Mwakinyo: 11st 1lb

Sam Eggington will face Hassan Mwakinyo
Sam Eggington will face Hassan Mwakinyo
Jason Welborn vs Tommy Langford – British middleweight title
Welborn: 11st 5lbs
Langford: 11st 5lbs 8oz

Lewis Ritson vs Oscar Amador – 8 Rounds super-lightweight
Ritson: 10st 2lbs
Amador: 10st 2lbs

Scott Fitzgerald vs Craig Morris – 10 Rounds super-welterweight
Fitzgerald: 11st 1lbs 12oz
Morris: 10st 13lbs 6oz

Initial Report: SKY Sports

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