Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas Live Stream online Tv.Amir Khan is looking for another world title crack or a huge stadium fight if he sees off Samuel Vargas on Saturday night, Khan vs Vargas fight start time for the Birmingham Arena fight.A welterweight contest (147lbs) between Amir Khan and Samuel Vargas. The fight is likely to become a WBA world title eliminator, according to Khan, with the winner fighting Manny Pacquiao.
It is only Khan’s second fight since his brutal defeat against Saul Alvarez in 2016, but in his comeback match against Phil Lo Greco, it took the four-time world champion only 39 seconds to defeat the Colombian.
When is it?
Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Where is it?
Birmingham Arena (formerly Barclaycard Arena), Birmingham, UK.
What TV channel will it be on?
The fight will be live on Sky Sports Action.
What time is the fight likely to start?
Coverage begins at 7pm with Khan’s fight likely to begin at around 10pm BST.
How can I get tickets?
Tickets are on sale here. Prices start at £46.50.
Who is Vargas?
The 29 year old Colombian is a domestic-level fighter, and the clash with Khan his first fight for a world title. He has a record of 29 wins, 3 defeats and 2 draws, and is ranked world 10th by the WBA at welterweight. Khan is ranked 7th.
Vargas has previously fought the likes of Danny Garcia and Errol Spence, although he was defeated both times. As Khan has recognised, the underdog will be keen to create a name for himself on the world stage by causing upset in Birmingham.
Have they ever met before?
No, although Khan’s last opponent, Phil Lo Greco, is from the same city as Vargas in Colombia.
What are they saying?
“One of my aims this year was to be as active as possible, so I’m very happy to get back in the ring again so soon against Samuel Vargas. He is a tough and well-schooled fighter who has shared the ring with some top welterweights. I have to get past Vargas before looking at the biggest challenges going forward. I’m not going to be taking Vargas lightly because I know he will be coming with everything on September 8th.
“I hope to give the fans in Birmingham the same excitement and fireworks as my last fight. It will not be one to miss!”
“I am excited to step in the ring with Amir Khan. I have been granted more than enough time to properly prepare for Amir and you will see the best Samuel Vargas to date.
“Mark my words, we might both be from the same city and country, but I am nothing like Phil Lo Greco. That’s a guarantee. I’m going to give Amir hell. He’s an old man. He’s been hurt before and he’s been stopped many times. I just have to land one punch on his chin, left or right hand. His feet will go all over the place and if he’s still there I’ll hit him again and again.”henever Amir Khan flexes his right hand he sees multiple scars from an operation two years ago in which part of his hip bone was grafted into his broken fist. But, as he prepares to face Samuel Vargas in Birmingham on Saturday night, he says there is no permanent mental damage from the three brutal stoppages on his record – and that, at 31, he still has plenty left in the tank.
“I’ve trained harder than ever before,” says Khan after a punishing first full camp with his trainer, Joe Goossen. “I feel better now than when I was 25. And I hit a lot harder. This is a fight that will tell me what I have left, how far I can go and whether I can go to the next level to the fights like Manny Pacquiao and Kell Brook. But I know I’ve got a lot left in me. If I didn’t I’d walk away.
“Remember Pacquiao was at his peak when he was 31, 32. He was knocking out guys like Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito. I remember training and sparring with him then, and he was at his strongest. I’m coming back because I know I can achieve more in the sport before I call it a day. I’m still young, I still feel young.”
Khan believes Vargas is “nowhere near my level” and the evidence of the naked eye and their respective records suggests he is right.
Vargas, a 29-year-old Canadian-Colombian, has 29 victories and only three defeats from 34 fights. However, whenever he has stepped into the highest class, against fighters such as Errol Spence and Danny Garcia, he has been stopped. Khan should win – and comfortably.
He knows there are plenty of doubters – including Vargas, who says Khan is “damaged” from being knocked out by Canelo Álvarez when he unwisely moved up to light-middleweight to fight the Mexican in 2016.
“It’s all mind games,” Khan says. “Vargas has been knocked out himself, he’s been stopped himself. He shouldn’t be in the same ring as me. I need this type of fight to get me going again because my last fight [a one-round stoppage of Phil Lo Greco] was so short and I have had such a long time out of the ring with the hand injury.”
Khan points out he has never lost as a welterweight. And crucially, he seems to have finally realised he does not have to necessarily slug it out every time he is put under pressure – which has been sometimes been his undoing. “Having big balls can get you into trouble,” he says. “You shouldn’t be too happy to have them because they can get you in to trouble.”
Much of Khan’s renewed confidence comes from working with Goossen, an eloquent and flamboyant trainer with several world champions on his CV, including Joel Casamayor, Diego Corrales and Michael Nunn.
The 65-year-old Goossen says Khan is “undoubtedly” the quickest fighter he has ever worked with – “he’s left me going ‘wow’ a few times and that is not easy to do after all these jaded years,”– but believes he has significantly improved Khan’s fitness and made his charge harder to hit.