Published On: Sun, Feb 1st, 2015 on 10:23 pm

Gone in 66 Seconds: Tas returns to the ring with first round win

Tasif Khan Richard Voros


Bradford’s own Tasif Khan made his long awaited return to the ring on 30 January at the famous York Hall, following a two year sabbatical from the sport.

For his first outing, since beating Elemir Rafael in December 2012, Khan faced the highly experienced Richard Voros from Hungary.

Voros came out hard and fast as soon as the opening bell rang, forcing Khan to cover up, however it didn’t take the Bradfordian more than ten seconds to wrestle control from the hard charging Hungarian.

The tables turn

Khan turned the tables on his more experienced opponent with a strong jab, before letting rip with a fast double handed flurry.

With Voros now covering up Khan took full advantage to dance around his opponent, picking him off at will with super fast combinations.

The power and accuracy of Khan’s clinical shots paid off and on around the 30-second mark Voros was sent to the canvas for the first time.

Right from the restart Khan continued to use his nifty footwork to full advantage, picking off Voros at will, with powerful shots to body and head, before sending the Hungarian to the canvas with a peach of a right hand.

Voros just about managed to beat the count, only to succumb to a huge barrage of punches from the Bradford lad.

He did the only thing he could – cover up – but the amount of vicious shots from Khan and no return from Voros left referee Ken Curtis no option but to step in, to save the Hungarian from an almost certain knockout, on the one minute and six second mark.

Tasif Khan Richard Voros

“My next fight will be closer to home”

Khan said: “I’m so glad to be back in the ring again. I felt good right the way through. There are elements my team noticed which I need to iron out, but that was to be expected because of my time away but I’m confident we’ll get those ironed out.

“I’d like to thank my family and fans who made the long trek down, they were amazing as usual. I’m hoping they enjoyed the fight as much as I did. My next fight will be closer to home, and I’m confident it will help me put myself and Bradford on the map.”

Former WBC light world welterweight Junior Witter, part of Team Tas Khan on the night was delighted with the win.

He said: “It was an impressive performance. Tas demonstrated power, speed, accuracy and most importantly control. He was ruthless!”

Image and story details courtesy: Gianluca Di Caro.

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Akif Waseem

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

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