Amir Khan has confirmed his desire to bounce back after his defeat at the hands of Danny Garcia Saturday night and regain his spot at the summit of 140lb division.
Khan was floored three times before the referee called the fight to a close in the fourth round of their WBA and WBC light-welterweight unification bout, taking a heavy hit in the closing seconds of the third, which the 25-year-old struggled to recover from.
“I guess that’s just boxing, where one punch can change everything, it’s the reason why so many fans love the sport,” Kahn stated in a press release. “Many fighters down the years have bounced back from defeat to prove their greatness and that’s exactly what I intend to do.”
In the wake of the criticism directed towards Kahn following his second defeat in a row, IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch suggested that the Bolton-born fighter should consider retirement.
“Carl’s always got his little things to say, I think I’ll leave it at that really,” Khan told Sky Sports. “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.”
Despite Saturday’s defeat, Khan still holds an impressive fight record of 26 wins and just 3 losses. He has vowed to continue to entertain his fans by taking on all challengers in the light-welterweight division.
The Bolton-born fighter concluded by confirming that he plans to take a few weeks out following Saturday’s fight and the vigorous 16-week training camp that preceded it, before assessing his options with coach Freddie Roach and his team.