Amir Khan retained his WBA light-heavyweight title over the weekend but was pushed to his limits against Marcos Maidana.

Khan has been constantly criticised by boxing pundits and fans alike, for not having a strong chin but Khan witheld some almighty pressure to come out on top, winning unanimously on points.

He wobbled in the 10th round after Maidana's huge overhand right connected. But Khan weathered the storm and held out to win. The judges scored the thrilling fight in favour of the Bolton boxer, 114-111, 114-111, 113-112.

Khan's trainer Freddie Roach said after the fight that Khan could challenge unbeaten great Floyd Money Mayweather, and has the ability to beat him.

A battered and bruised Khan said after the fight to the BBC: "At times I was hurt, but I had to dig deeper and that's boxing for you.I've been hit by a guy who has 29 wins, 27 knockouts, and I've taken his best shots. That's why I'm such a seller at arenas and I'm such a great fighter - because I fight with heart and I've got skill."

Khan seems to have eradicated that dreadful night against Breidis Prescott in 2008, after defeating Marco Antonio Barrera and Paul Maliginaggi.

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On this side of the Atlantic this weekend, James DeGale continued to forge his reputation as one of the most promising prospects, by winning the British super middleweight title in only his 9h professional fight.

He stopped Paul Smith in the 9th round in Liverpool, after dominating proceedings.Referee Howard Foster stopped the fight, after DeGale

Southpaw, DeGale hasn't stopped since winning his Middleweight Olympic Gold in 2008, and crushed Smith on his way to his first professional title.