Opinion | Jun 16 2016

Top five options for Amir Khan after knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez

John Dennen wonders what Amir Khan should do next
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5. Retire

It was a chilling knockout. No fan of Amir Khan can have wanted to see him fall that way. It is unlikely that he will retire, he is only 29 years old and has come back from knockout defeats before. He did well out of this financially but it’s hard to see his fighting heart letting him call it a day. He does need a long break though.

4. Danny Garcia

Khan was the mandatory for the WBC welterweight title that Danny Garcia holds. This bout was under discussion before Amir signed to box Canelo. It would offer Khan the chance to avenge the defeat to Garcia, but after suffering such a crushing knockout it would be risky to go straight into a rematch with someone who’s hurt and halted him before.

3. Manny Pacquiao