Much has been said in the wake of Amir Khan’s devastating defeat to Danny Garcia on Saturday night in Las Vegas after the 25-year old from Bolton was stopped in the 4th round in their WBA and WBC light-welterweight unification fight.
IBF super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch has even came out and stated if he suffered such a defeat he would have to consider retiring.
However Khan has posted a statement on his blog vowing to bounce back after this further setback following on from his previous loss with Lamont Peterson.
Personally, I think retirement is out of the question considering his age, talent and heart. His weaknesses have certainly been exposed on more than one occasion which has left a gaping hole for his opponents to capitalise on but we all know the skills that Khan posseses.
It remains to be seen what changes he may undergoe in the coming months. He may have to make some tough decisions in ensuring his comeback is succesful.
Anymore heavy defeats in the fashion of Saturday could firmly close the door on Khan’s dreams however I believe he was destined for greatness and these losses will only pave the way for future glories.
I would like to thank all my fans and well wishers for the amazing support I’ve had from you since my defeat on Saturday night. Obviously the fight never went as planned but credit has to go to Danny Garcia who caught me with a good shot in the third round that I couldn’t fully recover from.
I guess that’s boxing, where one punch can change everything, it’s the reason so many fans love the sport. Many fighters down the years have bounced back from defeat to prove their greatness and that’s exactly what I intend to do.
I’ve never shirked any challenge or refused to fight anyone in my division even though it would have been easy for me to do so. Some may say that attitude is the wrong one to have but I’ve always wanted to please the fans and be involved in exciting fights because many of you pay good money to come and watch me, and it’s only right that you get to see the best fighting the best, especially in an age when so many top fighters hand-pick opponents.
I’m going to spend the next few weeks relaxing during Ramadan and recharging my batteries after what was a 16 week training camp for me. I’ll then sit down with my team to assess the options in front of me.
Well done to Danny Garcia on his performance, but I promise that I’ll bounce back stronger than ever as I look to regain my spot at the top of the 140lb division.