Boxing

Khan hits back at Froch, won't retire

Amir Khan has dismissed Carl Froch's suggestion he should retire after being knocked out by Danny Garcia in Las Vegas.

 
Khan hits back at Froch - BoxingReuters
 

Khan suffered a second successive defeat on Saturday night when Garcia stopped him in the fourth round of their WBA and WBC light-welterweight unification bout.

The Briton was knocked down three times in a damaging upset that destroyed hopes of a money-spinning match-up with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The defeat led to calls for Khan to retire, notably from current IBF super-middleweight champion Froch who said: “When you get knocked out, get hurt and get damaged it’s painful to watch.

"Unfortunately you can’t train the chin. He’s got a vulnerability there that’s been exposed more than once.”

But Khan has insisted he has no plans to stop, saying: "Carl's always got his little things to say, I think I'll leave it at that really.

"I'm a young fighter, I'm 25, I'm not talking about retiring, I'm still young and I've got a lot in me.

"If he wants to retire, he can retire, he's talking about retiring. I'm in a tougher division. I'm fighting better opposition and I'm a bigger name than him, and I think that's what burns him really."

Khan now has a 26-3 record with 18 knockouts and two stoppage defeats. He suffered his first professional defeat in a first-round upset by Breidis Prescott in 2008.

He said: "People are going to say things after this fight, people said things after the Prescott fight, and see how I came back after that. I'll come back stronger, I'm still young, I'm still hungry and I'll come back a lot better and a lot stronger."

Khan hits back at Froch - Boxing 

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