Khan Discusses After-Effects of Low Blow

While the future looked a bit bleak for Amir Khan early Sunday morning, the former world champion has vowed to stay fighting.

Losing for the first time at 147-pounds, Khan reiterated that he did not quit after being low blowed by Terence Crawford in the sixth round of their WBO welterweight title fight at Madison Square Garden.

“I have never quit a fight in my life,” stated Khan. “My understanding was that Virgil asked me if the low blow still hurt and I said ‘yes’. My intention was to wait it out and continue like always.


“(I was) Peeing blood. The shot was low. The fight was just getting interesting. Well done team Terrance.

“I never quit. I rather get knocked out cold than quit. Good night. Thank you, New York,” he added.

“The last 12 months have been brilliant,” Khan continued. “After a long layoff with hand injuries, I fought three times. Lo Grego, Vargas and Crawford. Thank you for all the support and motivation – everyone.

With Kell Brook calling any chances of them fighting “dead,” Khan’s partnership with Matchroom Boxing and promoter Eddie Hearn also seems icy, with Hearn posting nothing on social media about the fight, turning his attention towards Saturday’s heavyweight fight between Dave Allen and Lucas Browne.


Initial Report: World Boxing News

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