Round five of the HBO bout between Zab Judah and Amir Khan saw the established pattern of the fight continue early. Khan came forward, landing combinations while Judah appears to want to land a single, fight changing punch. A big shot landed for Khan and Zab was clearly hurt, leaning against the ropes.
Amir continued to come forward, bloodying the face of Judah badly and throwing solid power shots. Judah would eventually fire a big uppercut that just missed the chin of Khan.
Khan would rip a punch to the body which Judah sold as a low blow but appeared to be right on the waistband of Judah's trunks. The referee began counting Judah out and Zab chose not to get up and was counted out.
It was a very borderline shot but Zab could hear the count and if he wanted to appeal the low blow he knew he would need to get to his feet. It appeared that Zab simply knew he was getting beat and chose his own way out.
Khan held a 61 to 20 advantage in punches landed and a 21% to 17% advantage in percentage of punches landed.