Khan gets through on points

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Updated: April 28, 2013

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Amir Khan continued his rebuilding process under Virgil Hunter with an unconvincing win in Sheffield against Julio Diaz.

It was Khan’s first fight in front of his home fans in more than 2 years and they must of feared the worse when their man was knocked to the canvass in the fourth round. Khan however rallied, avoiding another scare in the eleventh to record a unanimous points decision, 114-113, 115-113 and 115-112.

The 2004 Olympic silver medalist Khan, improved his record to 28 wins and three defeats. Diaz suffered his eighth defeat in a 49-fight career.

On the under card, Khan’s younger brother Haroon, 21, made a successful professional debut at super-flyweight with a 40-37 win over fellow Englishman Brett Fidoe while American heavyweight Deontay Wilder took just 70 seconds to claim his 28th stoppage victory in his 28th fight after battering Audley Harrison.