Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Khan vs Vargas?
Amir Khan beat Samuel Vargas by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th September 2018 at Arena Birmingham in Birmingham.
The scorecards were announced as 119-109, 118-110, 119-108 in favor of winner Amir Khan.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Welborn vs Langford for the BBBOC British Middleweight championship.
Khan vs Vargas stats
Amir Khan stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Samuel Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Khan had advantage in power over Vargas, with a 63% knock out percentage over Vargas' 48%.
Amir Khan was the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Vargas had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Amir Khan & Samuel Vargas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Khan was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 4 years and 6 months earlier than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 30 less professional rounds, 232 to Vargas' 262.
Amir Khan went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA and 10 by the WBC at super welterweight.
Samuel Vargas was ranked number 9 by the WBA in the 154lb division.
Khan vs Vargas form
Khan had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Samuel Vargas on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Phil Lo Greco on 21st April 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 7th May 2016 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Chris Algieri on 29th May 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
He had won against Devon Alexander on 13th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Samuel Vargas had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Vergil Ortiz Jr on 24th July 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Silverio Ortiz on 29th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Scotiabank Convention Centre, Ontario, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Luis Collazo on 17th March 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Amir Khan on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Hehad drawn with Mauro Maximiliano Godoy on 2nd June 2018 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Scotiabank Convention Centre, Ontario, Canada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Samuel Vargas had been fighting more than Amir Khan.
Going to this contest, Amir Khan had last fought 3 years, 1 month and 11 days ago, while Samuel Vargas' last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 25 days ago.
Khan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Khan vs Vargas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Khan vs Vargas?
Amir Khan was a 1/25 (-2499) favourite going into the contest, while Samuel Vargas made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.