Jeff Buckeridge (@jefferidgebuck) previews Amir Khan v Samuel Vargas and provides us with his best bets for Saturday night's fight in Birmingham by analysing their records, stats and more.
Amir Khan v Samuel Vargas Betting Preview & Tips
- Date: 8/9/18
- Time: Approximately 10pm
- Venue: Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
- Channel: Sky Sports Action
Amir Khan continues his comeback on Saturday night against Colombian fighter, Samuel Vargas. Khan’s last opponent was a no-hoper, but this weekend’s matchup should be a slightly more contested affair. Vargas comes to the UK for the first time on Saturday and if he wins will surely achieve one of the biggest Boxing upsets this century. The orthodox fighter lost his biggest fight to date against Danny Garcia in 2014, who Khan also lost to, but this fight represents a slim chance at making history.
This is the first time Khan has fought at 147 pounds since 2015 and will be hoping for a smooth transition. A fight with Kell Brook has been mentioned for years and now Eddie Hearn has connections with both fighters they may be destined to come head to head after all. Khan said in the lead up to this weekend’s fight, “This is where me and Eddie sit down with Kell’s team. That fight is something I’m not rushing and I’m not running away from.”
36 fights – 32 wins (20 KOs) – 4 losses (3 KOs)
Last Fight: Win v Phil Le Greco TKO
34 fights – 29 wins (14 KOs) – 3 losses (2 KOs) – 2 draws
Last Fight: Draw v Mauro Maximiliano Godoy
- Khan – 1/25
- Draw – 25/1
- Vargas – 10/1
Samuel Vargas is an improvement on Khan’s last opponent, but the Brit should have no trouble fending off the Colombian as a future fight with Kell Brook or Manny Pacquiao comes ever closer. The Bolton-born man will be looking to make a statement in front of the live Sky Sports cameras and that means stopping Samuel Vargas inside the distance and Khan to knock the Colombian down inside the first three rounds at 3/1 looks tasty. An absolute banker is on offer at 6/4 which is Khan to win in rounds 1-6.