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Amir Khan: I'm Not Done at World Title Level, I'll Get Another Shot

By Victor Salazar

New York - Not many people were giving Amir Khan (35-3, 33 KO’s) a chance last Saturday when he took on pound-for-pound stalwart Terence Crawford (35-0, 26 KO’s).

Khan, for what he lacked in punch resistance, always made up with it with his big heart. Many people felt that he would have his moments because of his quick hands and quick feet before Crawford would eventually catch up with him.

Crawford started early and quicker by dropping Khan in the first with a right hand. Crawford shows his boxing acumen by switching southpaw as he usually does and hurting Khan in the fifth. Then the sixth round came and Crawford caught Khan with an unintentional low bow. Khan would have been given 5 minutes to recover when his trainer Virgil Hunter waived the fight off.

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When speaking to reporters as to why Hunter called off the fight, Khan said, “I can’t answer that question. I never quit in any fight. I rather be knocked out or go off on my shield. I wasn’t really hurt in the first round. It was more like a flash knockdown.

Khan definitely respected what he saw and felt from Crawford and sees why he’s one of the very best in the sport.

“He’s definitely better than I thought,” stated Khan. “That’s why he’s pound-for-pound one of the best.”

As for what’s next for Amir Khan, a lot of thinking before he makes his decisions.

“I am going to spend time with the family and see what’s what. It was a hard camp.”

A lot of people after Saturday night felt it was the end of the road for Khan - even if a big domestic fight with Kell Brook still looms. Khan doesn’t see this at the end of the road.

“No this is not my last fight,” Khan said. “It was one knockdown and I was hit with the low blow. I didn’t take a lot of punishment. It wasn’t really a rough fight. I think I will definitely be back. I don’t think I am done at the world championship level. I think I will always get a world title fight or be chosen for a world title fight.”

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Comment by kevin-novice on 04-26-2019

Khan - Brook will happen. I actually think he might win it. Love him or hate him, his fights are worth watching cause there's always some action. Whether that be a quick win for him with speed (Greco), a decent…

Comment by kiaba360 on 04-26-2019

I've been sick of Khan for a LONG time. Hopefully this is the last of his unearned opportunities.

Comment by TBear on 04-26-2019

You know how this goes, Khan will fight a lower top 150 fighter(or two) get up from the canvas to win and then get a bigger fight. We will then see 23 threads(based on how many public comments he makes)…

Comment by Ray* on 04-26-2019

Of course he would get another title shot somewhere, somehow. I said he is our own Judah.

Comment by Richard G on 04-26-2019

[QUOTE=sterilizer;19693100]WTF??? Quoted from the original article: [B]"Not many people were giving Amir Khan (35-3, 33 KO’s)..."[/B] Where did you get such ridiculously wrong statistic??? K[B]han's not-that-impressive record is actually (38-5, 20 KO's)[/B] I repeat ONLY 20 KO's. It is a…

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