British superstar Amir Khan admits that it hasn't been easy wit the daily critics that go after him on social media.
Khan, due his Muslim background and being from Pakistan, takes a lot of heat from the social media crowd - especially with some of the incidents happening all over the world on a regular basis.
"I think at the end of the day what plays a big part in it is what’s happening around the world, especially with terrorism," Khan tells Daily Mail. "I’m not going to pretend that I have gotten it worse than anybody else. I actually think I’m luckier than others. But I get called a terrorist, a P*** and racial names like that on social media all the time. Me being a Muslim – and I’m totally against terrorism by the way – I think some people are always going to point the finger. At the end of the day it’s what has been out there on the news and when people see stuff like that people are going to be like “Oh yeah Amir is one of them as well”.
"It’s definitely a social issue and not just a boxing one or sport one. One thing I like to say to them is that I’m just as British as you. I was born here and have actually represented and won a medal and world titles for my country. I try to not let it get to me really. I know I’m British and I know what I’m about. People can say what they want, if it makes them feel better then fine. I just try and focus on my boxing, that is what made me."
Khan returns to the ring on April 20th, when he faces WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.
On Tuesday, Khan and Crawford will go face to face when they officially announce their fight in London.
"I might wake up one morning and say 'I don’t want to do it no more' but at the moment I still have the love and still love everything about the sport. Boxing is on a high at the moment, not only in the UK but around the world as well so while it is, I want to be part of that," Khan said.
"I want to get a good few fights in, try and win another world title and then call it a day. To become a two-time world champion is my ultimate goal. I think I’ve done everything pretty much perfect. I can look back on my career without any regrets, but it would be the icing on the cake to finish off with another world title."