News | Apr 22 2019

Amir Khan determined to rebuild reputation

Amir Khan speaks in detail on 'quitting' accusations and whether he will fight on
Amir Khan
Boxing - Terence Crawford & Amir Khan Media Work-Out  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

AMIR KHAN is determined to fight on to restore his reputation after being accused of quitting in Saturday’s WBO welterweight title defeat by Terence Crawford.

The 32-year-old was controversially withdrawn in the sixth round at New York’s Madison Square Garden after Crawford threw a low blow, and he has since been heavily criticised by both the champion and neutral observers.

It was his trainer Virgil Hunter who took the decision for his fighter but it is also Hunter who is encouraging him to fight on. The respected figure was the first person Khan spoke to on Sunday morning and, despite being a cautious individual who required convincing before sanctioning his fight with Saul Alvarez in 2016, he is adamant Khan can respond.

 

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