Khan, throughout his newest interview, refused to return to the sport even when he was supplied a good-looking quantity for a combat.
“No, I’m completed. Truthfully, I’m completed [with] the game,” responded Khan.
The boxer went on to say that usually he can be nervous whereas strolling into the ring, nonetheless, this time he felt nothing. “I had no butterflies in my abdomen. I simply wished to get it over with. I didn’t wish to be there, I’d misplaced love for the game, to be sincere with you. I like the game, don’t get me fallacious, however me as a fighter in boxing, I can’t do it anymore,” he maintained.
“Boxing is without doubt one of the hardest sports activities on this planet and [you should know] when to name it a day. It was troublesome to stroll away from boxing however the indicators had been there, it was time to say goodbye,” he stated.
Britain’s former light-welterweight world champion introduced his retirement from boxing in Could this yr.
Khan (34-6, 21 KOs), Olympic light-weight silver medallist on the 2004 Athens Video games when he was 17 years previous, gained the WBA light-welter belt from Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnyk in 2009 and added the IBF title in 2011 when he beat American Zab Judah.