Amir scoops American honour

Maidana classic gives Bolton boy his Stateside breakthrough

Last updated: 26th January 2011   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Amir scoops American honour

Classic: Khan v Maidana

Watching Khan versus Maidana was one of the highlights of my time in boxing.

Richard Schaefer
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Amir Khan's blockbuster with Marcos Maidana has been named the 2010 fight of the year by America's boxing writers.

The 12-round classic, shown live on Sky Box Office, picked up the prestigious award this week as the Boxing Writers Association of America handed out their annual awards.

Khan's Las Vegas debut, in which he had Maidana down in the first and was out on his feet himself in the 10th, was handed the Ali-Frazier Fight of the Year award - a massive boost to his Stateside profile.

"Watching Khan versus Maidana was one of the highlights of my time in boxing, as it captured all the elements that make this sport great... drama, skill, action, changes in momentum and courage," said Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer.

"Both men should be very proud of their performances."

Khan's trainer Freddie Roach was also honoured, picking up the Trainer of the Year award for the third year in succession for masterminding Khan's rise and another sensational year for Manny Pacquiao.

Middleweight Sergio Martinez's phenomenal 12 months, in which he beat Kelly Pavlik and then produced a stunning knockout to avenge a 2009 defeat by Paul Williams, earned him the Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year plaudits.

Robert 'The Ghost' Guerrero, whose wife Casey is battling luekemia, was given the Crawford award for Courage in Overcoming Adversity, while Golden Boy publicist Hank Caplan was handed the Marvin Kohn Good Guy award.

Mickey Ward - subject of the upcoming film The Fighter - picked up the James A Farley award for Honesty and Integrity in Boxing.

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Bill Anderson says...

Amir has done British boxing proud, he is an amazing boxer at only aged 24. I have no doubt in my mind he will get better and better and win more world titles. he will be as big as the likes of prince naseem hamed and ricky hatton or even bigger.

Posted 20:10 26th January 2011

Danny C says...

I cant argue with that, it was a fantastic fight!

Posted 13:30 26th January 2011

Buenbeato Jader says...

First i would like congratulate Amir he deserved it. His lost to Prescott doesn't affect him instead motivated him to be a better fighter. Switching to Roach as his new trainer was a smart moved that paidoff. Keep it up.

Posted 12:26 26th January 2011

N Wilson says...

Well done Amir! Its a shame the british can't follow the USA by encouraging and praising when its well deserved. We british are the best at kicking someone when they're down, and love to keep them there (referring to the Prescott fight). The best thing Amir did was go to the states. They obviously appreciate him over there. He'll be winning more than this in the future. Good luck to him!

Posted 11:21 26th January 2011

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