Khan stupefy Salita in 76 seconds

We didn't realise he meant both an entire world-title defence and Dmitriy Salita's one chance of boxing glory. Both came and went with breath-taking speed in Newcastle as Khan blitzed his mandatory challenger in just 76 seconds, courtesy of a handful of viciously meaningful blows. The WBA light-welterweight champion had his man down with just his THIRD punch of the night, needed two more to put him down again and another to end the contest in sensational fashion. It means Khan, who lasted just 54 seconds against Breidis Prescott, little over a year ago has now gone full circle since switching to Freddie Roach. Even the trainer himself, so adept at calling fights, could not have envisaged what unfolded on a night when one man served devasting notice of his class, while another was simply way out of his.


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