Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Khan: People Will Still Want To See Me Face Thurman, Pacquiao

As previously reported on, Amir Khan is not ready to walk away from boxing after Saturday's painful defeat to WBO welterweight king Terence Crawford.

Former unified light-welterweight champion Khan was a heavy underdog heading into the New York showdown with the pound-for-pound ranked Crawford in New York.

After being sent to the canvas in the first round, Khan was comfortably behind on all three judges' scorecards when the undefeated champion caught him with a low blow.

amir-khan (1)_7

Despite being given time to recover, following discussions with trainer Virgil Hunter, it was decided Khan could not continue and Crawford was awarded a TKO victory amid boos from the Madison Square Garden crowd.

The 32-year-old emphatically told Crawford he had hit him "in the balls" when his heart was called into question at a post-fight news conference and Khan insists his fighting spirit means he cannot go out on such a disappointing note.

"I don't want to end my career like that," said the 2004 Olympic silver medallist, as quoted by the Independent. "I definitely don't.

"I'm one of those fighters, I'd rather get knocked out. I couldn't think straight when I was hit with a shot like that. There were other low blows in the fight. I don't know if it was a strategy. I remember telling the referee before the fight in the changing rooms that he is going to throw low blows. I've seen that in fights, plus he has his cup very high."

Khan's professional record now stands at 33 wins and five defeats, with three of the other losses coming by way of devastating knockouts against Breidis Prescott, Danny Garcia and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

Khan feels confident that there are still several other fights for him in the welterweight division.

"One thing about America, I'll always get opportunities here because I train here and there are many fights out there for me," Khan said.

"There are rematches with [Danny] Garcia, people will still want to see me fight people like [Keith] Thurman and [Manny] Pacquiao."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by ThatDude44 on 04-23-2019

I'm just here for the reading material in the comments

Comment by micky1971 on 04-23-2019

Lol this kunt is doin it on purpose now, turning into that YouTube bum “Amir zelenoff” what a total kockrash.

Comment by bigdunny1 on 04-23-2019

He looked completely shot and then quit during the fight after trying to fake a injury to get Crawford disqualified. lol Fans were killing crawford for fighting you laughing at Khan saying he didn't even deserve this fight and he…

Comment by Smash on 04-23-2019

eh LoL no they dont! ^^ khans nickname should be homer simpson, even homer is not that dumb tho

Comment by Verus on 04-23-2019

No Amir, your dog and pony show has run its course. At some point everyone is yesterday’s news. This is your yesterday. Enjoy your retirement. Try doing something else.

Top Headlines
Caraballo's Promoter Feels Time is Right For Shakur Stevenson Fight Tito Ortiz Says He Was Approached To Fight Mike Tyson ESPN Provides More Details On Summer Fight Dates, COVID Testing Protocol Jeison Rosario: I Don't Have Any Problem Making 154 And Plan To Stay Here Fury Co-Trainer Andy Lee: New Team, Gameplan Invigorated Tyson Frampton: Santa Cruz Has To Take Sole Responsibility For Third Fight Not Happening Jose Ramirez: Not Interested In Facing Catterall At All; I Want Taylor After Postol Hearn: We Need To Get Tougher With Fighters; Eradicate Easy Fights For Big Money Shawn Porter: I Would Rather Have Had Pacquiao's Career Than Mayweather's Eubank Jr: There's Only One Roy Jones, Can't Teach Any Fighter How He Fought Ellerbe Looking at Akhmadaliev, Roman or Fulton for Angelo Leo Paul Kamanga Gives Back to People in Johannesburg Abel Sanchez on Gassiev: I Want Him To Face Andy Ruiz, Kownacki or Helenius Amir Khan Keeping Trainer Options Open, Feels He Can Train Himself Amaar Akbar Inks Promotional Pact With Frank Warren More on UFC and The Coronavirus Sergio Martinez Embraces Idea of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Rematch Shakur Stevenson To Face Felix Caraballo on June 9, Per Co-Manager Warren Does Not Believe Hearn Really Wants Fury-Joshua Mike Tyson Says Deal Nearly Done For Return, Hints at Big Name Devin Haney Discusses Training With Floyd Mayweather Jamel Herring: All Of A Sudden Everyone At 130 Remembers My Name Ryan Garcia: Fights With Lightweight Rivals Will Be Throwbacks Like Duran, Hagler, Hearns Lubin: We'll Fight Anyone At 154, Question Is Will They Fight Me Malignaggi: I’d Rather See Santa Cruz-Russell Than Santa Cruz-Davis Shawn Porter Welcomes Thurman Rematch, Doubts Feeling Is Mutual Hearn: Criticism Of Golovkin For Not Wanting To Fight Canelo Next 'Unfair' Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford, Fury-Wilder 3, Canelo, More Miguel Berchelt Still Hopes To Fight Twice in 2020 Demsey Mckean's Manager Talks Possible Joseph Parker Clash Broner Vows To Be Full-Time Rapper - Unless $10 Million is Offered Fury Focused on Wilder: If He KO's Me, Won't Be No Joshua Fight Micky Ward and His Lost Blood Brother Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz Are Latest To Target Mike Tyson Chocolatito Wants Estrada Rematch, Views 118 as Dangerous Jump Moloney Twins Help Re-Open Top Rank Gym, Await Summer Fight Dates Juan Manuel Marquez Hits Back at Erik Morales Over Pacquiao Jabs Ryan Garcia Launches YouTube Channel, Wants To "Shock The World" Rigondeaux Vows To Be Pound-For-Pound at 118, Then Back To 122 Amir Khan: I Don't Want To Call it a Day While We're Going Through This
Latest Forum Threads