In the aftermath of his defeat to rival Kell Brook, Amir Khan has conceded that it may be time to hang up his gloves.
The all-British showdown between Brook and Khan which has been over a decade in the making went the Sheffield native’s way, with Brook winning by TKO in the sixth round.
Having sparred together as amateurs, there has been bad blood between the pair since the beginning of their respective careers.
Khan was selected for the Olympic games back in 2004 where he would win a silver medal, whilst Brook would take a more traditional route to becoming a professional boxer.
In the build-up to the fight, the combatants, both 35 years of age, traded insults to potentially gain a psychological advantage.
Brook’s main gripe was down to the fact that he never believed he’d ever received proper credit for his achievements, whereas Khan simply believed he was a more distinguished athlete.
The former world champions would both do battle in a one-sided contest which saw Brook come out on top in spectacular fashion. Such was the nature of the defeat, in an interview afterwards Khan has questioned his love for the sport.
“Yeah I’m very upset” said Khan. “We did all the training we had to do, but just couldn’t get going.”
“I was catching Kell with some good shots, but I was falling a bit short of a few things as well, I was missing quite a lot. I need to sit down with my family, I think it is more toward the end of my career now- obviously that love for the sport isn’t there anymore, like it was before.”
Brook on the other hand has stated he feels he can continue. With names such as Conor Benn and Chris Eubank Jr touted, the former IBF world champion is certainly not short of suitors.