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Khan picks himself up to beat Diaz

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Former world light-welterweight champion Amir Khan had to climb off the canvas to keep on course for a shot at the division's champions by out-pointing Julio Diaz on Saturday. 

Amir Khan of Great Britain (C) reacts after defeating Julio Diaz of Mexico during their 143lbs Catchweight Contest at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England on April 27, 2013. Khan had to climb off the canvas to keep on course for a shot at the division's champions by out-pointing Julio Diaz on Saturday.

Khan, 26, was floored in the fourth round and looked on the brink of another knockdown in the 11th of a thrilling catchweight (143 pounds) 12-round non-title contest with Mexican Diaz at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield.

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