Khan climbs off the canvas to beat Vargas in Birmingham

Khan far from impressive in victory over Vargas

Amir Khan recovers to beat Samuel Vargas on points

Former world champion Amir "King" Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Samuel Vargas (29-4, 14 KOs) in a welterweight clash at the Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, England.

He returned to the ring after a blistering performance against Phil Lo Greco earlier this year, in April, in a fight that lasted only 39 seconds.

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"I'd love to take that fight", he told The Telegraph. Who do you want me to fight next?

A fight with Kell Brook remains hotly anticipated and fight fans across the country will be praying it can be made next.

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This was a lot more hard than the 39-second demolition job on Phil Lo Greco five months ago in another step back before a big fight after being knocked cold by Saul Alvarez in May 2015.

Amir Khan is targeting a showdown with Manny Pacquiao next, and not a bout with his domestic rival Kell Brook.

"I think Pacquiao's power is just too much". Hopefully I get a good win against Vargas, a spectacular win, then hopefully some big fight at the end of the year, Brook, Pacquiao or whoever, the Olympic silver medalist averred.

Brook was not impressed hearing Khan installing Pacquiao as his No.1 choice and insisted he would have knocked his fellow Brit out had he been in Vargas' position. "If not we go back to the drawing board and if it's Kell Brook, it's Kell Brook".

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'There is no way I would've let him off lightly, ' Brook said.

From there, with new trainer Joe Goossen looking to refine the early mistakes, Khan began to show his world class boxing skills as he beautifully circled his man and sprung into life with electrifying pace in the succeeding rounds.

"I wanted to pick my shots but he kept coming so I didn't have to look for him". I've got a 100% record against southpaws and that would be a more technical, tactical fight.

"I want to fight before the end of the year so this was a great warm-up fight for me".

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Brook and Khan have a long and bitter history, with both having previously claimed that they are the biggest name when it comes to the welterweight division - both domestically and internationally.

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