By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star
WBC silver junior welterweight champion Amir Khan admits he may extend his career beyond the age of 28 and for the moment has no interest in stepping up to welterweight to face Sheffield rival Kell Brook.
In 2011, Khan was heavily considering the possibility of going to the welterweight division in 2012 - but then he suffered a controversial decision loss to Lamont Peterson in December 2011 and was knocked out by Danny Garcia in four rounds in July. He returned earlier this month to stop Carlos Molina.
With so many options now at 140, Khan plans to stick around for a little while longer.
He said: “When I’m 28 I’ve always said I would retire – but we will see how my body is. At the moment I feel young, fresh and hungry.
“It’s so easy at the moment to make light-welterweight. I was going to move up to welterweight because there was nothing left for me at light-welterweight but now there are a few fights and titles to be won again.
“I think naturally I’m not big enough to be at welterweight yet but I’ll know when the right time is to do that.”
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