Khan On Next Bout: “If I Don’t Feel Good…I’ll Just Hang Up the Gloves!”

Amir Khan Talks Retirement

Amir Khan
Amir Khan

Amir Khan on the verge of retirement!

Former unified junior welterweight champion Amir Khan’s career has been less than intriguing. Although, what has been interesting is he never capturing a championship in the welterweight division but has campaigned there more than half a decade.

The popular British boxer has been able to remain relevant by landing big fights. However, it seems that perhaps his career could be coming to a close; a fact even he acknowledged.

Khan is currently training for the upcoming contest against unknown Indian fighter Neeraj Goyat. He spoke to local media about the possibility of retiring, given a bad performance or defeat.

“If it don’t go the right way or If I didn’t feel good, I mean I know myself. I’ll just hang up the gloves after the fight straight away!

“I would say ‘thank you very much, boxing has been great.’ I’ve achieved what I wanted to achieve in the sport, from world titles to international titles and Olympic titles.

“I still feel young. I feel strong and I feel sharp, so I’m gonna answer that question properly after the fight.”

The 32 year-old also took a two-year hiatus after suffering a devastating knockout loss to WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez back in 2016.

Khan would return in 2018, accumulating two victories before suffering a loss to WBO champion Terence Crawford on April 20th. It was his first attempt at a title in the division since moving up in 2014.

There are many fans inside the boxing community that believe a fight with long-time rival and former IBF champion Kell Brook is still a valuable, domestic level fight.

Hopefully it will happen before either of them call it quits.

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."