Amir Khan: I Want To Unify, Mayweather, Retire By 28

By Chris LaBate

WBA junior welterweight champion Amir Khan is already planning the remainder of his career. The British star is taking the first step of his "four year" strategy by facing IBF champion Zab Judah in a unification bout on July 23 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Khan wants to retire by age 28.

He wants to beat Judah, and then face WBO/WBC champion Timothy Bradley. Should he beat Bradley, he wants to become a pound for pound boxer by fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. The Mayweather clash has been discussed for the fall of next year.

"I want to break all records and 28 will be a good age to go. I'm 24 now. I won the world title at 22, I'll grab the IBF belt when I beat Judah and I want the WBO and WBC straps as well. Then I want to move up to welterweight and win world titles. The aim is to be the best pound-for-pound fighter. I'm sure I can do that by the time I'm 28," Khan told The Sun.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RlCKY on 10-11-2012

That retirement age getting older and older...what's it going to be next time?

Comment by tennis-legend on 07-16-2011

must avenge loss to prescott mayweather pacquiao are probably the 2 greatest of all time dont think khan can beat either

Comment by kokingbill on 07-16-2011

I wish he would retire...Sick of hearing his mouth. He does not love boxing if he is planning on getting out of it ASAP. It is very obvious he is in the sport for superficial reasons.

Comment by Check on 07-16-2011

[QUOTE=KLTPTheFlomo;10846383]Salvador Sanchez...[/QUOTE] Wayyyyyyyyyyyy different circumstances. Sanchez died, so it gives a little wiggle room to wonder what he could of done. If Khan just leaves the sport he will not be looked at in the same light and probably will…

Comment by Check on 07-16-2011

Not that Amir Khan is an amazing talent but what the hell is wrong with these fighters today. Retire by 28...... That's your freaking prime. Who the hell calls it quits in their prime when they can be at the…

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