The Amir Khan vs. Paul McCloskey fight was stopped in the sixth round according to doctors orders after an unintentional clash of heads that caused a cut over the left eye of Paul McCloskey causing the fight to go to the scorecards.
After the fight was stopped, manager Barry Hearn a member of McCloskey’s team stormed the ring and angrily protested the stoppage confronting Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions, the referee and Team Khan as if they’d done something shady.
Ring announcer Michael Buffer announced the outcome of the fight and Amir Khan won on a technical decision, all three ringside judges scored it 60-54 in favor of Amir Khan.
Overall the ending was controversial and the fight was uncompetitive and lacked fireworks.
Khan retains his WBA junior welterweight belt and now has the opportunity for a superfight with American undefeated junior welterweight champion Tim Bradley.