Amir Khan gets knocked down by Danny Garcia, Las Vegas 2012 - Reuters
 
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Khan hits back at Froch, won't retire

Khan hits back at Froch, won't retire

By Eurosport
Last update The 16/07/2012 at 10:28 -
By Eurosport - The 16/07/2012 at 10:28
Amir Khan has dismissed Carl Froch's suggestion he should retire after being knocked out by Danny Garcia in Las Vegas.
 

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."

Reuters
 
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