posted on Aug, 20 2004 @ 03:13 PM
British boxer Amir Khan pulled off an emphatic 37-21 win over European champion Dimitar Stilianov to boost his chances of winning a medal in
The 17-year-old struggled at first against his southpaw foe from Bulgaria and was a point ahead after round one.
But Khan improved, shaking Stilianov with a combination and showing dazzling footwork and accuracy to pull clear.
Britain's lone boxer will now take on South Korean Baik Jong-Sub for a place in the Olympic semi-finals.
"My nerves have calmed and I'm more relaxed. By the last round, it was comfortable," said Khan.
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