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Lightweight hopeful Khan takes first loss with 54-second knockout

Updated: September 6, 2008, 9:36 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- British lightweight hope Amir Khan suffered the first loss of his professional career when he was knocked out in 54 seconds by Breidis Prescott of Colombia at MEN Arena on Saturday night.

Khan was knocked down twice by left hooks, the second time for good.

He won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics, and attracted high hopes of a title shot next year as he fashioned an 18-0 record in pro fights. But Prescott put those plans in disarray and improved his own ...

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