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Amir Khan: I Just Could Not Retire After The Canelo Loss

The last time anyone saw former world champion Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) in the ring, he was knocked out cold by Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) in May of 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Khan had moved up to a catch-weight of 155-pounds to challenge Canelo for the WBC middleweight title.

After nearly two years of inactivity, Khan is scheduled to return to the ring on April 21 when he faces Phil Lo Greco at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

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Khan admits that during his time in the jungle for the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here reality show in Australia, he questioned his boxing future.

Earlier this year, Khan made a shocking move when he signed a three fight deal with promoter Eddie Hearn.

Khan and Hearn have verbally been feuding for quite some time - and the Bolton boxer went as far as to threaten rival Kell Brook to dump Hearn in order to get a deal done.

To show he was serious about his comeback, he signed with Hearn and plans to fight three times this year.

"There were times in the jungle when I thought about where I want to be in boxing. Do I still want to fight? Do I still want to box? I could retire tomorrow and say I have had a great career, won world titles, and have had a great time. But there was still a little bit more left I wanted to achieve from boxing," Khan said to Sky Sports.

"While I was in that jungle I thought, look, I have just turned 31, I am at the peak of my career now, and this next year or two are going to be the final chapter.

"So, I want to make sure that I grab it with both hands and win another world title, win more fights, and call it a day on top. I can't just retire after the Canelo loss. Having had that defeat, I want to see how I am as a fighter. Coming back into boxing - let's see how this fight goes and take it from there."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Madison on 02-24-2018

He can still.be involved in big fights. Who wouldn't want to see a Garcia rematch?

Comment by FlatLine on 02-24-2018

I wonder if the current crop of WW "champs" will shamelessly duck Khan like the last batch did? I guess the question has got to be asked, did Khan ever actually stop being the top dawg at 147? Getting beaten…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 02-23-2018

Doesnt matter if hes here or not

Comment by angkag on 02-23-2018

[QUOTE=KillaMane26;18511033]Dude aint had a meaningful fight since 140..delusions is real[/QUOTE] He's spent 8 years chasing a Mayweather/Pac payday and didn't get it. He's known all along that he can't afford to fight any top WW as a loss would put…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 02-23-2018

Can't see Khan beating any of the top WW's.

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