Amir Khan Beats Paulie Malignaggi in Style for His US Debut

Daniel GoochAnalyst IMay 16, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 15:  Amir Khan (R) of Great Britain hits Paulie Malignaggi during the WBA light welterweight title fight at Madison Square Garden on May 15, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Amir Khan won his US debut after a convincing win over Paulie Malignaggi at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The WBA light-welterweight champion used his speed and srength to dominate from start to finish.

Khan worked his opponent's body in the opening rounds, before landing a punch and got Malignaggi on the canvas in the fifth.

Although the knock down was ruled as a slip, it was obvious that the boxer from Bolton was cruising to a win.

At the end of the tenth round it looked like Malignaggi would be pulled out of the fight. Khan only had to wait another 85 seconds in the 11th round before the referee stepped in to end the fight.

Amir used his left hand jab all the way through the fight, breaking his opponent down with every hit. He laned punch after punch, while Paulie could only get a few good in to Khan.

He tried to make out that it was a close fight and said a quote that truley symboises the sport of boxing:

"You go into a shower and you get wet, you go into a boxing ring and you get hit."

Whereas Malignaggi conceded and said,"He's just stronger, bigger, and faster."

Amir Khan showed the US viewers how much he wanted the win and has become the Susan Boyle of the boxing world—he's taken America by storm.