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Last Updated: Sunday July 15 2007 11:20 GMT

Amir Khan wins boxing title

Willie Limond and Amir Khan

Boxer Amir Khan has beaten Scotland's Willie Limond to win the Commonwealth lightweight title.

The Bolton boxer got off to a good start at London's 02 Arena but Limond got in a good punch in the sixth round, knocking the 20-year-old to the floor.

But the silver Olympic medallist dug deep to make a good recovery and dominated the fight from then on.

He went on to claim victory after the eight round, as Limond was forced to retire with nose and jaw injuries.

After the fight, Khan said he'd made a mistake in the sixth round but concentrated on composing himself.

He said: "Good fighters go down, come back up and knock the other person down and I did that. I wanted that title more than Willie did."



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