Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Khan: I Hoped Canelo Would Get Longer Ban, A Few Years at Least

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

The Mexican middleweight still insists eating contaminated meat was the reason traces of Clenbuterol were found in the samples he gave in February.

But he was forced to scrap his May 5 rematch with Gennady Golovkin after the Nevada State Athletic Commission indicated he could face a one-year ban.

But Alvarez had the second half of a potential one-year ban suspended after co-operating with the NSAC and could now face Golovkin in a return of their controversial draw last year on September 15.

canelo-khan-final (5)

And Khan – who was knocked out by Alvarez in May 2016 – believes that sends out the wrong message.

He said: “The six-month suspension doesn’t mean anything because other fighters will see that and think ‘I can take anything to get jacked up and only have a six-month ban’.

“I hoped it would be more serious, a longer ban, to make sure that others fighters won’t follow. Life bans or at least a couple of years so that you feel it.

“Six months is not going to do anything, it’s barely one fight, he’ll be straight back into a massive fight again.

“It is only going to push young fighters toward taking stuff because of the short ban.

“When you get caught you will always be known as a cheat and you will never get that same respect. Once you are caught you are a cheat and will never respect any fighter.

“We don’t know if he has been doing it all his career, you can never respect the same person.

“I have been fighting for more than 10 years and I have never thought about taking anything. Why should we allow others to do it and keep that respect.

“I am a clean fighter, I can always have my head up high, but others out there will know they have cheated deep down. People will always remember Canelo as a cheat.”

Khan returns to the ring for the first time since his knockout by Alvarez, the fourth loss of his 35-fight career, against little-known Phil Lo Greco tomorrow night with his future on the line.

The 2004 Olympic silver medallist has had an illustrious career as he unified belts at light-welterweight before moving up in weight.

With that has come big pay days including the £9m he got in his last fight against Alvarez.

Lo Greco believes the pampered lifestyle that comes with being rich and famous will come back to bite Khan tomorrow night.

The Canadian said: “He’s been living a luxury, lavish lifestyle.

“There’s nothing wrong with that, but Marvin Hagler said it best - try getting up at 5am to go for a run when you’re wearing silk pyjamas. It ain’t going to happen.

“I know for sure he’s had a hard time getting up for this fight.”

Tags: Saul Alvarez image   Amir Khan image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by maracho on 04-20-2018

nah too many people want to see him get whooped and without excuses

Comment by FeFist on 04-20-2018

Khan is such a joke that I'm expecting him to get popped for peds in the near future.

Comment by PapaBricks on 04-20-2018

Hate him or love him Khan is right. 6 months is a joke. All this suspension did was build more hype for a September fight. He should have been banned for at least 1 year and have to take year…

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 04-20-2018

"Maybe if he was banned, I never would have had to fight him and get my glass chin shattered all over the arena while my goat of a wife was sucking off AJ"

Comment by P4Pdunny on 04-20-2018

6 months backdated aint nothing, i'd have said a year at least

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines Tyson Fury Vows To "Spank Deontay Wilder All Over Las Vegas!" David Allen Draws Up a 5 Man Hit-List: Price, Browne, Helenius Wilder: Joshua Damaged Name in U.S., I'll KO Fury in Mid-Rounds Paddy Barnes: Rosales Fight Will Define Me, Define My Career Jessie Vargas: I Can Face Broner in Rematch, Lamont Peterson British Title News: Askin-Okolie, Heffron, Skeete-Corcoran, More Video: Austin Trout Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Charlo, More Holmes emerging from brother's shadow with promotional push Roy Jones: Bivol Needs One or Two More Fights Before Alvarez Lebedev vs. Altunkaya on Sept. 7, Mikhalkin vs. Siaca on Sept. 15 Ruben Villa Back in Action on August 24 at The Doubletree Hotel Photos: Mayweather's Back To School Charity Draws Over 1,000 Lennox Lewis: Fury More Difficult To Beat Than Wilder, Joshua Wilder: Fury Will Be Tougher Fight For Me Than People Think Oscar Valdez Leaves Robles, Hires Eddy Reynoso as Trainer Max Ornelas Continues Streak With Win Over Tabugan Canelo Reacts To Critics: They Just Talk For The Sake of Talking Dadashev-DeMarco, Herring-Moralde Finalized For ESPN Card Nikita Ababiy Set To Make Pro Debut on Vargas-Dulorme Carlos Baldomir Facing 20 Years in Sex Abuse Case Ryota Murata vs. Robert Brant Purse Bid Won By Greg Cohen Charles Martin: Joshua Never Saw Me, I'm Getting My Belt Back! Canelo-Golovkin Rematch: Closed Circuit Ticket Information Deontay Wilder Set For Belfast Ringside Berth WBC Welterweight Tournament - Training Camp Notes Nkosi Solomon Makes Pro Debut on Vargas-Dulorme Card Amir Khan: I'm a Totally Different Fighter Now To The Old Me Ruben Guerrero Sees Garcia vs. Porter as a 50-50 Fight Munguia on Hurd: Whenever He Wants To Fight - I am Ready! Golovkin Welcomes War With Canelo: He's NOT a Heavy Puncher Groves: Smith Never Fought at High Level, Struggled in WBSS! Kell Brook Can Go Straight Into a Major Fight, Says Hobson Frampton's Coach: Jackson Made a Big Mistake Talking Rubbish Carl Frampton: I Really Want To Do a Number on Jackson Fury on Wilder Fight - It's Marvelous That Hearn Ain't Involved Canelo's Coach: Sanchez Can Keep Talking, He's Not Fighting Lucas Browne is Pushing For a Joseph Parker Showdown DAZN's Entry Into Boxing Creates Healthy Broadcaster Competition Fury: I'm Thinking About Knocking Deontay Wilder Spark Out! Kal Yafai Still Hopes To Secure Roman Gonzalez Showdown
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement