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Khan: In Beating Pacquiao, Brook - People Will Forget My Defeats

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN believes the final chapter of his career will change how people read his ring record.

And the Bolton fighter won’t walk away from the sport until he can leave with no regrets.

Khan, 31, won Olympic silver at just 17 before going on to win two world titles at light-welterweight.

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But the British star still has critics, who point to his knockout defeats by Breidis Prescott, Danny Garcia and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Now he is chasing a defining win against one of the big names in the welterweight division to ensure he is remembered for beating the best rather than having a questionable chin.

First he must overcome outsider Samuel Vargas in Birmingham tonight but then it is on to a much bigger fight in December.

Manny Pacquiao is his preferred option but he could also have a clash with British rival Kell Brook before heading back to America to rematch with Garcia, who fights Shawn Porter for the WBC title this weekend.

Khan said: “There are massive fights out there like Pacquiao. Beating someone like Pacquiao, beating someone like Brook, people will forget about those defeats.

“I fight the best out there and that is a reason that sometimes you do get hurt. I’ve not got beat by dummies.

“In my mind the Canelo defeat is gone, I don’t think about it. I don’t think about those losses, I’m just carrying on with my career, I go every fight a step at a time.

“The day I do feel I am slowing down or getting injuries I will call it a day. At the moment I’m in training camp with no injuries, feel strong and love the sport even more.”

Khan can’t see the end coming any time soon and returned from a two-year absence in April to beat Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds as he doesn’t want to turn the last page with regrets about what he could have achieved.

He added: “It could be one year, two, five or six. It depends on how I feel about the sport.

“I know guys and fighters like Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao who were winning world titles numerous times when they were a lot older than me.

“I never want to be in the position when I do call it a day that I regret what I could have done or what I could have achieved.

“What I have achieved at the moment I am very happy with but I know that this is the last chapter.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by markther on 09-08-2018

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Comment by sparda77 on 09-08-2018

No Amir, I will never forget you getting ktfo by Prescott in the first round, lol

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 09-08-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;19080389]yup. Let's hope it happens next. I always like $$$$[/QUOTE] I hope it is sooner than later.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 09-08-2018

[QUOTE=STREET CLEANER;19080357]Fair point, we are on[/QUOTE] yup. Let's hope it happens next. I always like $$$$

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 09-08-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;19080351]all I need is 7 rounds and Khan standing. I'll take those odds against a blind man[/QUOTE] Fair point, we are on

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