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A. Garcia Rejects Khan Rematch: He's Done, He's Over

by Ryan Burton

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas - Shortly after Amir Khan's shocking fourth round TKO loss to his underdog challenger Danny Garcia, trainer Freddie Roach expressed his desire for a rematch.  Khan started off well, winning the first two rounds easily before getting caught with a left hook in the third round. It was a shot that he would never recovered from. The fight was waived off by referee Kenny Bayless after Khan was knocked down for a third time in the fourth round.  He rose to his feet but Bayless felt he couldn't continue.

"I hope that Garcia will give him another fight and this time in the UK," Roach stated.

A rematch seems unlikely as Garcia's father and trainer Angel told BoxingScene.com that the victory was decisive and that a rematch wasn't needed.

"If this was a decision win where maybe some people don't agree with it then okay we can do a rematch but this was a knockout. There is no need for a rematch. Danny can move on to bigger and better things," Garcia told BoxingScene.com.

"Why give him a rematch? For what? He disrespected Danny as an opponent. He treated him like a pushover. We're not giving him a rematch. It's like an old pair of shoes."

"Why are we going to fight somebody we just beat? We have better things in life. That's the past. We're going to look at the future. He's done. He's over. He's the ex-champion. Three times ex-champion."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by krazyn8tive on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=t2xspgs;12348245]The ****ing guy closed his eyes and threw the punch. His eyes were literally closed. Then after he landed the punch, after that all he was doing was swinging with everything he had. Kahn actually was countering him after. But…

Comment by Hougigo on 07-18-2012

[QUOTE=Danny Gunz;12348275]Although I understand in a sense not giving Khan a rematch I think Garcia should have the rematch just out of respect for the fact that [B]Khan gave Garcia the opportunity in the first place.[/B][/QUOTE] Hahahaha, yup, Khan gave…

Comment by Southpaw21 on 07-18-2012

I like A Garcia. I hope this farther son team works.....

Comment by littlemac on 07-18-2012

[QUOTE=Danny Gunz;12348275]Although I understand in a sense not giving Khan a rematch I think Garcia should have the rematch just out of respect for the fact that Khan gave Garcia the opportunity in the first place.[/QUOTE] His doing Khan a…

Comment by Danny Gunz on 07-17-2012

Although I understand in a sense not giving Khan a rematch I think Garcia should have the rematch just out of respect for the fact that Khan gave Garcia the opportunity in the first place.

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