FanHouse has an Amir Khan (22-1, 16 knockouts) vs. Paulie Malignaggi (27-3, five KOs) live blog for round-by-round updates of Saturday night's clash for Khan's WBA junior welterweight (140 pounds) title to be televised on HBO from Madison Square Garden.
The main event will start a little after 10:30 p.m. ET.
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Judges: Steve Weisfeld, Terry O'Connor, Glenn Feldman.
Referee: Steve Smoger
Amir Khan vs. Paulie Malignaggi
Malignaggi entered the ring wearing a leopard-skin outfit trimmed in black; Khan in a black robe with gold lettering. Both fighters were greeted by a smattering of boos, but it appears as if Khan has received the most favorable response.
Round 1: Malignaggi comes out firing his jab. They clinch twice early. Malignaggi punches on Khan's left hip. During a clinch, Malignaggi hammers away at the body. Khan loads up and misses with the right, then lands it. Khan lands a right and a left. Khan fires two hard jabs and lands. Malignaggi lands a right, but Khan comes back with his own. Khan jabs and lands twice. Khan digs two rights to the head and once to the body and then a counter-right hand. A lead right hand lands for Khan. Just very fast. The crowd is chanting Paulie's name then Khan's. Khan and Malignaggi trade rights, but Khan closes with a nice left hook. Khan's round, 10-9.
Round 2: Malignaggi digs in, but takes a right from Khan. Khan fires a left hook to the body. Khan lands a left and a right. Two more jabs by Khan. Malignaggi's face is red. Khan lands a hard jab. The crowd is chanting "Paulie." Khan lands a left and two right hands. Khan lands a three-punch combination. Malignaggi rabbit-punches three times and is warned by referee Steve Smoger. Khan lands a left. Another left hook lands for Khan. Khan fires a right hand behind the jab. Khan's round, 10-9; Khan, 20-18.
Round 4: Malignaggi jabs early, Khan tries to force the action. Malignaggi's left eye is starting to swell. The crowd chants his name, trying to get him into the fight, and Malignaggi responds by landing a counter left hook. Khan lands a left-right that swivels Malignaggi's head. Malignaggi pounds the body during a clinch. Khan appears to have slowed and takes two jabs. Khan lands a big left hook but Malignaggi mugs and dances to say he's not hurt. Khan lands a flurry. Khan circles, and Malignaggi takes it as a sign that he's waning and appears to be encouraged. Khan lands a big right again. Malignaggi's round, 10-9; Even 38-38.
Round 5: Khan and Malignaggi trade jabs. Khan takes a left hook. Khan digs to the body twice with left hands. Malignaggi goes down but it's ruled a slip, even thought the body shots probably caused it. Big momentum swing. Khan lands a left hook. Khan's jab is reaching its mark. Left hook to the body by Khan. Khan fires and lands two jabs, and takes one from Malignaggi. Another left hook from Khan. Malignaggi is boxing in retreat, more as a result of Khan's increased activity and pressure. Khan lands a big right hand. Khan's jab and another right both land. Khan closes with a three-punch combination. Khan's round, 10-9; Khan, 48-47.
Round 6: Khan's jab is stronger, more potent, and is rocking Malignaggi's head backward. Left hook by Khan. Two hard jabs by Khan. A right hand by Khan. Another jab by Khan. And another. Two more blistering jabs by Khan. Khan's jab is ferocious, and he follows with a right uppercut. A big right hand lands for Khan. Khan backs off and circles. Another jab and an overhand right land for Khan. A three-punch combination for Khan starts with a left. Khan fires and lands a left hook. A left-right lands for Khan just before the bell. Dominant round for Khan. Khan's round, 10-9; Khan 58-56.
Round 7: Khan continues to press behind his jab. The crowd is into it. Khan doubles up on the jab. Consecutive jabs cause sweat to spray from Malignaggi's head. A short uppercut lands for Khan. Two lefts and a right for Khan. Malignaggi is holding up, but he's staring to fade. Two more jabs by Khan. A fourth jab lands beneath Malignaggi's chin. Malignaggi's right eye has a cut beneath it and his left eye is badly swollen. A four-punch combination swivels Malignaggi's head. Malignaggi has taken some serious punishment. Khan's round, 10-9; Khan, 68-65.
Round 8: Malignaggi is starting to look worn after the rough seventh round, mostly coming from behind and as a result of Khan's jab, which Khan continues to employ, relentlessly. A head-swiveling right follows Khan's jab. Malignaggi's face is lumpy. Two jabs are sandwiched around a Khan right hand. Malignaggi's left eye is closing. More jabs and a right from Khan. Khan's three jabs are brutal -- all popping back Malignaggi's head. There are double- and triple-jabs from Khan, who is relentless. Khan doubles up on a jab and a left hook, then goes with a left to the body. Khan's round, 10-9; Khan 78-74.
Round 9: Doctors were taking a close look at Malignaggi between rounds. Both eyes are swollen underneath. Malignaggi tries to make a stand with two, head-popping jabs. Khan comes back with a jab and an overhand right. Another chopping right and a left land for Khan. Two more lefts, one of them an uppercut, find the mark for Khan. A left uppercut shakes Malignaggi. Malignaggi is taking a beating. Khan's jabs are murderous as he double and triples up on them. Khan continues to attack from a composed stance, hands high, and, he's not forcing anything. Khan's round, 10-9; Khan, 88-83.
Round 10: This time, two ring doctors examine Malignaggi in his corner after the ninth. Khan doubles up on the jab in the first five seconds. Khan lands the hardest right of the fight and turns Malignaggi halfway around. More jabs, and a hard right hand from Khan. Khan continues to land that smoking jab. Malignaggi's face is simply taking a battering. Malignaggi isn't throwing punches. His back against the ropes, Malignaggi takes a short left hook. Khan's round, 10-9; Khan, 98-92.
Round 11: Malignaggi pleads with the ringside doctors to give him one more round, taking an extra 20-or-so seconds to do so. What a competitor Malignaggi is. Still, Malignaggi takes two more jabs and a right from Khan. Inside, Malignaggi takes a left hook. Another Khan jab lands, and, then, another, followed by a hook that drives Malignaggi backward. Smoger leans in and appears ready to stop the fight. Then a hard, left hook drives Malignaggi against the ropes, where Khan fires a succession of blows. Seeing that Malignaggi is simply taking a beating, Steve Smoger steps in, wraps his arms around the challenger, and waves an end to the fight.
KHAN WINS BY 11TH-ROUND TKO at 1:25 of the round.
Victor Ortiz (27-2-1, 21 knockouts), Oxnard, Calif., over Nate Campbell (33-6-1, 25 KOs), Jacksonville, Fla., by unanimous 10-round decision in a clash of junior welterweights (140 pounds)
Judges: Tom Schreck had it 99-90; Don Trella and Julie Lederman had it 100-89, all for Ortiz.
FanHouse had it for Ortiz, 99-90.
Referee: Earl Brown
Round 1: Campbell looks dry; Ortiz has broken a sweat. Campbell pursues and Ortiz circles. A southpaw, Ortiz lands two hard left-hand leads. Another left cross lands by Ortiz. And still another. Campbell is undeterred. Campbell, nevertheless, tries to work his way in. Campbell's hands are high around his cheeks and ears. Ortiz stays on his toes and moves. Ortiz lands another lead left. Campbell digs four times to the body in close. Campbell's moving forward and gets cuffed behind the head by Ortiz's right hand. His glove touches the ground, however, and referee Earl Brown rules it's a knockdown as the round ends. Ortiz's round, 10-8.
Round 2: Ortiz digs an early, thudding left to the body, followed by a left-right to the head. Campbell answers Ortiz's body attack with one of his own. Ortiz is boxing well, landing heavily from a distance. Ortiz's lead left continues to find its mark. Campbell continues to plod forward behind a peek-a-boo defense. Campbell lands two short jabs. Campbell lands a third jab. Ortiz closes with a nine-punch volley to the head and gut. Ortiz's round, 10-9; Ortiz, 20-17.
Round 3: Campbell is trying to step up the pressure, firing a long jab and a long right to the body. Ortiz fires a nice left uppercut and doubles on the right to the body and the head. Ortiz lands a nice lead left and another. Both pop Campbell's head back. The lead left lands again for Ortiz, who spins off. Campbell can't seem to catch him. His back against the ropes, Campbell takes a three-punch combination. Campbell stumbles after taking a left uppercut. Campbell lands a desperation lead left. Ortiz doubles on the lead left to the head just prior to the bell. Ortiz's round, 10-9; Ortiz, 30-26.
Round 4: Campbell misses two early wicked shots. Ortiz begins to stand in front of him more. Ortiz digs two left uppercuts, creates some distance, and then fires two right jabs. Campbell's right hand finds Ortiz's jaw twice. Ortiz goes back to jabbing and moving. Campbell gets his hands up to block a dangerous lead left that he almost walked into. Ortiz fires a couple of left-right combinations. Ortiz's round, 10-9; Ortiz, 40-35
Round 5: More boxing from Ortiz, who is on his toes firing his right jab and dancing. The fighters get rough during a clinch and are warned. A hard left hand whacks Campbell. Ortiz fires a couple of left-right combinations, but Campbell answers with a telling right-hand counter. Ortiz rips in another left hand, and another. And another. Campbell gets Ortiz's attention with another right hand that forces Ortiz to clinch. Ortiz goes back to the lead left hand three times. During a clinch, Ortiz takes a sneaky left hand inside. His back to the ropes, Campbell takes two hard rights and two hard lefts. Ortiz's back to the ropes, he takes a sweeping right hand from Campbell. Ortiz's round, 10-9; Ortiz, 50-44.
Round 6: A lead left from Ortiz starts the action once again. Ortiz fires a left hand and three right jabs. Ortiz traps Campbell along the ropes and digs six times to the body, and twice to the head before backing off. Campbell smiles. Campbell gets Ortiz's attention with a sneaky right. Ortiz digs to the body, but Campbell is closing the distance. Ortiz lands a left lead, and then two more. Campbell continues to move forward and apply pressure, appearing to look puffy. Ortiz's round, 10-9; Ortiz, 60-53.
Round 7: Ortiz continues to box and move, and Campbell, to plod. Campbell has redness beneath his left eye, and takes a hard left to the body. Campbell backs up for one of the few times in the fight and takes a right hook from Ortiz. Ortiz fires and lands a left and then a right and dances away. Ortiz lands a left hook-uppercut, Campbell fires two clubbing overhand rights. Campbell lands a jab. Ortiz fires a left to the jab, a right and another right. Campbell lands a short left. Ortiz's round, 10-9; Ortiz, 70-62.
Round 8: Campbell must step up the pressure and throw more punches or he's going to lose by shutout. As it is, he needs at least a knockdown to change the momentum. Ortiz, meanwhile, continues to move and box, searching for left hands behind the jab. Campbell digs to the body and Ortiz clinches. Campbell is lumpy beneath both eyes. Ortiz lands a left to the body and another to the head with a right hand in between. Campbell shakes Ortiz with a short right uppercut. Campbell's left hook forces Ortiz to clinch. Ortiz's round, 10-9; Ortiz, 80-71.
Round 9: Ortiz meets Campbell at ring-center, but takes three chopping right hands. The fighters exchanged, but they were mostly blocking each other's punches. Campbell lands a right hand, Ortiz takes a hard right from Campbell, and comes back with a three-punch combination. Still, Ortiz is wary of the big punch. Campbell digs to the body with the right and also to the head. Ortiz gets back on his bicycle and jabs and moves. Campbell lands a long left, followed by a right. Campbell's round, 10-9; Ortiz, 89-81.
Round 10: Ortiz remains on the move. Campbell follows. Campbell misses a sweeping right. Ortiz fires three jabs. Ortiz's lead left splits Campbell's guard. Not much action. Campbell lands to the body with a right. His back to the ropes, Ortiz takes a three-punch combination, partially blocking the blows. Ortiz is content to box and move over the last few seconds. Ortiz's round, 10-9; Ortiz, 99-90.
FanHouse has it for Ortiz, 99-90, over Campbell
Ortiz out-landed Campbell 122-71 overall, with a 109-52 advantage in power shots. Campbell landed more jabs, 19-13.