Khan Fires Back at Froch: I've Made A lot More Money Than You!

By Ollie Salt, courtesy of The Daily Star

AMIR KHAN has hit back at Carl Froch after the latter accused him of returning to boxing for a pay cheque.

Khan survived a huge scare in Birmingham on Saturday night, climbing off the canvas to beat 10/1 outsider Samuel Vargas on points.

The former unified junior welterweight champion was returning to 147 lbs for the first time in three years.

Despite a shaky performance, the 31-year-old got the job done in the end and was quick to call out WBA champion Manny Pacquiao once his hand was raised in a unanimous victory.

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But former super-middleweight chief Froch, speaking to IFL TV, has claimed Khan is only coming back for a pay cheque - which the Bolton man has taken clear offence to.

“Listen, on a serious note, I’ve got more money than Carl Froch,” Khan told IFL TV.

“And that’s a serious note mate. I’m telling you, I’ve made a lot more money than him. I’ve been very successful in the sport of boxing, I’m not coming back for the pay cheques. I want the biggest fights.

“When a fighter says that I’m coming back for the pay cheque, that is wrong. I think that’s just b*******s. I’m not doing it for the money. I’m doing it for the love of the sport.

“If it was all about a pay cheque, I would have probably taken the Kell Brook fight straight away because I know that’s a massive pay cheque.

“But I want to regroup my career again, get back on winning ways again and then take the right fights when I think it’s the right time.”

As Khan mentions, a showdown with fellow Brit Kell Brook is another option for his next bout.

Brook, who held the IBF welterweight title from 2014-17, has long seeked a domestic dust-up with Khan.

Yet the latter insists a clash with Pacquiao remains top of his agenda.

“Anyone in the world would want a Manny Pacquiao name on their resumé to say ‘I beat Manny Pacquiao’,” he said.

“I’m in a position where I’m the same weight as Manny Pacquiao, he’s looking for a fight, I’m looking for a fight. Let’s make the fight happen.

“Whenever I fight it’s a global event. The thing with the Pacquiao fight is it’s a massive fight because he’s a massive global name as well as myself. So that fight globally is bigger.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by markther on 09-11-2018

I would rather have less money and remember where I put it or spent it on than more money and suffer from loss of memory. His brain will be like Medrick Taylor’s in a few yrs, severely damaged.

Comment by hectari on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;19088853]Worldwide? Nobody. :dance:[/QUOTE] Exactly, the khan is doubling up on his money, he knows the brook fight will always be there but he wants to get pacman before he retires even if he loses the brits will still watch him…

Comment by thack on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=iamboxing;19088387]Like how much he makes even matters when it comes to boxing history. Froch was a giant among men and Khan needs to show the cobra some respect by simply stating he's wrong instead of bringing up money. Plus, Froch…

Comment by Idunnoshet on 09-11-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;19088934]Not really. I cringe when that happens to khan. It's like you root for khan to win but then he just gets knocked out. I am more a pure boxing fan my self I love to watch a chessmatch. But…

Comment by petero on 09-11-2018

The glass jaw will always catch up with Khan especially fighting at the higher levels. Froch is about as brutally honest as you get, I believe most people agree with that and respect his opinion.

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