Amir Khan: ‘I am on the last chapter. I only have a few more fights left in me’

08 April 2019 10:54
Bolton boxer knows he is putting his future on the line by fighting Terence Crawford in New York but says he would love to prove everybody wrong and be a world champion again“It’s a gamble but it is also a motivation,” Amir Khan says as the days drain away before he fights the accomplished and sometimes spiteful Terence Crawford. A week on Saturday, at Madison Square Garden in New York, Khan steps into the ring against one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world and faces the possible end of his tumultuous career at the highest level. Of course a surprise victory for Khan, who has lost four times and been knocked out on three occasions, would do the opposite and rocket him towards the forefront of world boxing. This dreamy possibility has convinced the 32-year-old, who made his professional debut in 2005, to gamble heavily. Related: The life of a loser: what fuels our fascination with the defeated? | Andy Bull I am kind of glad I got knocked out three times rather than taking numerous shots. It is better to be taken out by one big punchI get respect but I get lots of hate. People always want to have a go at me but I don’t let them get to me so much now Related: The world champion who survived boxing and thrived in Hollywood Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian