Published On: Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015 on 3:04 pm

Lights out for Ladislav as Tas earns title shot

EXCLUSIVE: Tasif Khan’s victory against Ladislav Miko on Friday night has earned him a shot at the International Masters Belt.

The Bradford Bantamweight brushed aside the challenge from his Czech opponent with relative ease after yet another first-round stoppage.

It was Miko who took the fight to Khan early in the round, aiming to connect with a flurry of shots, but Khan used this to his advantage, slipping to the side and letting loose with double-handed combinations to both the head and body.

On the 45-second mark Khan connected with a powerful left to the body which sent Miko to the deck. Despite beating the count Khan went in for the kill and floored the man from the Czech Republic once more from which there was no recovery.

Tasif Khan Ladislav Miko

Khan proclaimed victor by referee Jimmy Byrne.

Khan was pleased with his night’s work and is relishing his next fight which will fall on 2 May in London.

He said: “I am so grateful to the fans who trekked across the Pennines to support me. Coming into the ring it felt like I was in Bradford and not Liverpool, their support was amazing.”

Khan, who returned to the ring at the end of January after a substantial injury lay off, is keen to make up for lost time.

He added: “I had some dark days when I was away from the ring, but my family, friends and supporters helped me to remain focused and work hard. Without their support, and that of people such as Kingsland Business Recovery, Broadway Solicitors, Kessar Jewllers and Vyomax Nutrition I would not have been in the position I am in today.

“I’m hoping to bring the International Masters Belt back to Bradford as a way of repaying the faith put in me by the people of Bradford.”

About the Author

Akif Waseem

- Management Committee Member of the Spen Valley Football League and the Bradford and District FA

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