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Amir Khan Unsure About Boxing Future, Admits Mulling Retirement

Former world champion Amir Khan is unsure about his fighting future.

Khan, 33-years-old, has been out of the ring since July fo 2019, when he picked up an easy stoppage win over late replacement Billy Dib.

Now with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Khan has no idea on when or where he could fight again.

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And when he does fight, Khan wants to be involved in a major bill. He doesn't want another tune-up contest, he wants a recognizable name at the top level of the welterweight division.

One possible fight is the long awaited grudge match with his domestic rival, former world champion Kell Brook, who is still very much interested in facing Khan and believes he could still make the welterweight limit.

With a big fight, Khan admits he could very well walk away from the sport.

“Am I going to fight again?” he told Mirror Sport. “I don’t know, I’m in two minds. Should I fight?

"Financially, I’ve done very well for myself. Do I need to do one more fight which could ruin my whole legacy? I don’t know the answer. I’m up against myself. I’m debating with myself should I carry on or call it a day?

“I’m just going to wait and see how I feel after a full training camp. Even if I feel I cannot do it anymore, I can walk away knowing I have done everything. My love for boxing is still there and I love boxing to bits. But until I see how I feel after a long, hard, gruelling camp, then I won’t know for sure.”

Khan is currently self-isolating himself, and especially staying away from his six week old son.

“I’m wary because I’m always out and about, meeting people, and I don’t want to bring it into our home. The virus incubates in people and so you could have it and pass it on without knowing. I don’t want that to be me. I’m trying not to sleep in the same room and I’m eating my meals in a different room," Khan said. "I’m trying not to pick the baby up, which is hard for me.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by kevin-novice on 04-04-2020

Fk the goat. But I do like a good khan fight. Action and action that comes the way of his chin. Haha

Comment by Carpe Diem on 04-04-2020

Y’all need to show respect to the GOAT! He has defeated so many hall famers(Canelo, Pacquiao, Marquez, Mayweather, Cotto, Mosley, etc.) His record is unblemished. He’s simply TBE and the GOAT.

Comment by KillaMane26 on 04-04-2020

Lol man i cant stand Khan....He has to be most self entitled boxer i ever seen

Comment by CasperUK on 04-04-2020

If your heart is not in it anymore, then retire. Otherwise the losses will keep mounting and the legacy won't be great anymore either. You don't need the money either.

Comment by kevin-novice on 04-04-2020

Fight Brook at a catch weight. End of

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