LAS VEGAS, 07-14-2012: Hard to complain about the stoppage. Many referees would have stopped the fight earlier, but the vastly experienced Bayless obviously wanted to give Khan every opportunity to continue.
As soon as he saw Khan wasn't able to properly defend himself and sustain any more punishment he called it off.
Good refereeing, good stoppage....?
IT IS ALL OVER!
Khan looks wide open to the left hook in particular, but he seemed to have recomposed himself a little, nailing Garcia with a solid shot.
Then, seconds later, a glancing shot floors Khan again and, after ref Bayless asks Khan if he's OK, decided against letting him continue and waves the contest off.
It's a stunning upset defeat for Khan, who was comprehensively outboxing his opponent but, as I alluded to earlier in the liveblog, the question marks over Khan's chin remained and they came back to haunt him tonight.
For Garcia, it's the biggest win of his career and he can look forward to big paydays against some of the very top men in the world.
Garcia hammers Khan all across the ring, bringing about a standing 8 count from Bayless. This fight looks perilously close to being stopped. Some refs would have stopped it already. How Khan's still in this is beyond me.
HUGE KNOCKDOWN BY GARCIA!
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