'I’m done,' Amir Khan says big no to returning to boxing ring

'Boxing is one of the hardest sports in the world and [you should know] when to call it a day,' says Amir Khan

By Web Desk
August 12, 2022
Source: Amir Khan

LONDON: British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan said he has no plans to return to the boxing ring. 

In his latest interview, Khan was asked if he is offered a handsome amount for a fight, will he return?

"No, I’m done. Honestly, I’m done [with] the sport," responded the boxer. "It wasn’t me, even when I would walk into the ring, normally I’d be nervous, I’d be excited [but this time] I [felt] nothing, I had no butterflies in my stomach. I just wanted to get it over with. I didn’t want to be there, I’d lost love for the sport, to be honest with you. I love the sport, don’t get me wrong, but me as a fighter in boxing, I can’t do it anymore," he maintained. 

"Boxing is one of the hardest sports in the world and [you should know] when to call it a day. It was difficult to walk away from boxing but the signs were there, it was time to say goodbye," he said. 

Britain's former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan announced his retirement from boxing in May this year.

Khan (34-6, 21 KOs), Olympic lightweight silver medallist at the 2004 Athens Games when he was 17 years old, won the WBA light-welter belt from Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnyk in 2009 and added the IBF title in 2011 when he beat American Zab Judah.