Khan overwhelms Fagan

6 December 2008 – By Mark Doyle

Oisin Fagans stint in the spotlight ended prematurely, the Dublin lightweight suffering a second-round stoppage defeat at the hands of Amir Khan in London on Saturday night.

Fagan was hoping to make a name for himself by inflicting a second successive defeat upon Khan, who was savagely knocked out by Breidis Prescott inside 48 seconds in September.

However, in truth, Gael Force never looked remotely like troubling Khan, who looked back to his dazzling best.

Commonwealth champion Khan dominated right from the off and floored Fagan twice in the opening stanza, first with a big right hand and then after unloading a plethora of punches towards the end of the round.

The bell came to Fagans rescue but it offered only momentary respite and, after being subjected to another flurry of punches midway through the second, referee Mickey Vann called a halt to the proceedings.

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