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Khan decisions Kotelnik for WBA crown

Updated: July 18, 2009, 9:46 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Highly touted Amir Khan finally lived up to lofty expectations, earning a unanimous decision over Andreas Kotelnik on Saturday to capture the WBA junior welterweight title.

The 22-year-old Khan's blistering victory came five years after a career-launching Olympic silver medal, and 10 months after he was knocked out by Breidis Prescott in 54 seconds.

Two judges scored the fight 118-111, while the third had it 120-108.

"It's the best feeling ever," Khan said. ...

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