Khan Didn’t Want Canelo Loss To Define Him
After being knocked out by Canelo Alvarez two years ago, Amir Khan questioned whether or not if he’d box again. And now, after appearing on “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here…” and shocking the boxing world by signing with former rival Eddie Hearn, Khan committed himself to an in-ring return.
In a story reported by Boxing Scene, Khan claimed that being in the jungle forced him to reflect on his career and wonder about what was left for him.
“There were times in the jungle when I thought about where I want to be in boxing. Do I still want to fight? Do I still want to box? I could retire tomorrow and say I have had a great career, won world titles, and have had a great time. But there was still a little bit more left I wanted to achieve from boxing,” Khan said to Sky Sports.
“While I was in that jungle I thought, look, I have just turned 31, I am at the peak of my career now, and this next year or two are going to be the final chapter.”
Khan, now with a three fight deal with Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, knew that he couldn’t have the last moment of his career be flat on the mat against Alvarez.
“So, I want to make sure that I grab it with both hands and win another world title, win more fights, and call it a day on top. I can’t just retire after the Canelo loss. Having had that defeat, I want to see how I am as a fighter. Coming back into boxing – let’s see how this fight goes and take it from there.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene