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Last Updated: Friday, 27 August, 2004, 18:12 GMT 19:12 UK
Khan-Yeleuov: round-by-round
All the action as Great Britain's Amir Khan beat Serik Yeleuov in the Olympic lightweight semi-final.


1832 BST: The fight for a place in the final is just moments from getting under way. Khan is in the tunnel and ready for action in this gripping tie.

1836: An apprehensive-looking Yeleuov in blue is first out into the arena, before Khan in red makes his appearance to loud cheers in the crowd, which includes UK Sports Minister Richard Caborn.

Round one:
Khan fails to get it all his own way in the first round after good tactics from the Kazakhstani. The 17-year-old is caught several times by Yeleuov's left hand to end the round two points behind. Score: 5-7

Round two:
Khan looks as though as his style has been sussed by Yeleuov, who catches him several times to extend his lead before some good footwork from the Briton reduces the deficit to just two points. Score: 14-16

Round three:
Khan is trying to get in much closer with success, going ahead for the first time in the bout. Growing in confidence, he races to six-point lead against his tiring opponent.
Score: 27-21

Round four:
Khan now oozes with confidence, landing his punches and even throwing in uppercuts on his attack as he senses victory.

The gap widens and it is clear that Yeleuov has nothing left in the tank. The bell rings and the 17-year-old from Bolton has done the impossible, beating the European champion with a fantastic display to reach Sunday's gold medal showdown. Score: 40-26

Result: Khan 40-26 Yeleuov





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