Boxing News At Five | Aug 22 2018

Boxing News at Five: Vargas questions Khan’s chin, Lewis backs Fury to “rise to the occasion” against Wilder, and Inoue fights Payano on October 7

Samuel Vargas says Amir Khan is ready to be knocked out, Lennox Lewis tells us not to write off Tyson Fury, and Naoya Inoue gets a home WBSS fixture
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Amir Khan Press Conference  |  Action Images/Craig Brough

DESPITE possessing a professional record starved of standout wins, Samuel Vargas, the man set to oppose Amir Khan on September 8 in Birmingham, talks a really good fight.

Listen to him for long enough and you’ll come away thinking the fight, the next in Khan’s comeback, is a foregone conclusion. Better yet, you’ll believe all Vargas, 29-3-2 (14), has to do is glance the chin of the former Olympic silver medallist and two-time word champion and that, for Khan, will be all she wrote.

“If I touch him on the chin, he’s going down,” Vargas, born in Colombia, based in Canada, said today. “That’s a guarantee. 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.