Advertisement
Advertisement

Amir Khan Has No Desire To Go To 147 Just Yet

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.”

Tags: Amir Khan image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -Kev- on 01-02-2013

He could fight at 147 but just be very careful with who he fights. He can fight Malignaggi, Carson Jones, Jessie Vargas to start off. Then Timothy Bradley for a big fight. I don't think any of those guys can…

Comment by LacedUp on 01-02-2013

[QUOTE=Suavecito80;12874472]So afraid that he went and fought pacquiao instead?? Not only did he fight him but won the fight regardless of how anybody feels he won. It made since to wait it out and fight pacquiao. He would beat khan…

Comment by LacedUp on 01-02-2013

[QUOTE=Suavecito80;12874244]Since when is "ducking" waiting for a way bigger and better fight? GTFO with that nonsense.[/QUOTE] Hahahahaha. Bradley came out and said it was too risky for $1.3m - how is that waiting for a better fight? He had the…

Comment by richardt on 01-01-2013

[QUOTE=Suavecito80;12874472]So afraid that he went and fought pacquiao instead??[/QUOTE]Absolutely. Money makes fighters more brave. It is easier to take a loss against a top 3 PFP than Khan. And Bradley did lose as seen by his lack of ability to…

Comment by Boxing1706 on 01-01-2013

[QUOTE=x2sasa;12875923]well if you have a glass chin why face the stronger and bigger? Good move by King Khan[/QUOTE] King Khan lol

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (38)
Top Headlines Deontay Wilder To Anthony Joshua: Why Wait? Let's Fight Now! Photos: Mayweather Hits BET Awards, Laila Ali Honors Father Video: Peter Quillin Discusses The Future of His Career Thurman: Porter Was Good With Pressure But Wasn't Effective Video: Chris Eubank Jr. Eager To Get Hands on Gennady Golovkin Video: Demetrius Andrade Rips Canelo, Talks Lara and Charlos NYSAC Doctor Explains Controversial Benavidez-Ntetu Stoppage Video: Sergio Martinez Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation Orlando Salido Still Confident He Did Enough To Unseat Vargas UKAD Refuses To Comment on Tyson Fury Doping Allegations Video: Daniel Jacobs on Thurman-Porter, Mora Rematch, More Thurman: One Win Won't Make Me Fill Mayweather's Shoes Video: Malignaggi Gives His Take on Canelo-Golovkin Situation DiBella: Thurman-Porter Edged Vargas-Salido for Fight of the Year Video: Anthony Joshua Details Breazeale KO, Future Targets Video: George Groves on Murray Win, World Title Shot Next Video: Eddie Hearn on Golovkin vs. Eubank, Joshua vs. Parker Eubank Jr: I Can't Wait To Take Golovkin's Scalp in England! Video: Jessie Vargas Reacts To Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter Thurman-Porter Most Watched Bout of 2016 To Date Anthony Johsua: Wilder, Fury, Haye - I'd Fight Any of Them! Video: Dominic Breazeale Reflects on KO Loss To Anthony Joshua Photos: Anthony Joshua Beats Up Breazeale, Knocks Him Out Team Fury Vehemently Denies Doping Allegations Anthony Joshua Eyes November Defense, With Joseph Parker Photos: Thurman vs. Porter Barclays War - MONSTER Gallery Keith Thurman Reiterates Desire To Fight Danny Garcia Video: Keith Thurman Talks Porter Win, Mayweather, The Future Photos: George Groves Shows Class in Win Over Martin Murray Photos: Eubank Sends Message To Golovkin by Crushing Doran Hearn: Canelo Lost Face, Eubank Ready To Face Golovkin! David Haye: Joshua is Not Anywhere Near Enough To Beat Me! Arum: Pacquiao's Options Are Broner, Danny Garcia, Crawford Joshua on Wilder: I'm On My Way To America, SHO Backing Me Porter: I Beat Thurman, We Need That Rematch - Fans Want It! Mike Alvarado Struggles in Win: Matt Korobov Decisions Vera Justin DeLoach Wins Big Over Junior Castillo Thurman Confident of Win: I Rocked Porter a Few Times Keith Thurman Edges Shawn Porter To Win a War at Barclays Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement