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Amir Khan: When I Win World Title, People Will Forget My Defeats


Dec 30, 2016


Bolton fighter Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) is very focused on wining a world title in 2017. Khan had one ring appearance in 2016, which was a sixth round knockout loss to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Khan took a dangerous risk by moving up to a catch-weight of 155-pounds to face Canelo for the WBC middleweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. A few weeks after that loss, Khan had two surgeries on his right hand for an old injury and he believes the hand will be better than ever when he finally returns. Khan says the injury has been bothering him for a very long time and he's relieved to have finally gotten over that issue. The hand bothered him in a lot of his past fight. “It has been tough and not been easy mentally to get over the hand injury. It did scare me a bit because my hand was hurting a lot. It was playing on my mind in every fight. It used to hurt me and I knew it needed fixing but I was too scared to get it fixed because, God forbid, it doesn’t go right and then my career is ruined really. It was a big risk to take but not being able to punch fully without it hurting was weighing on my mind. It is done now and I’ m happy and feeling good as well," Khan told Bolton News. Fans were very critical over Khan's decision to fight Canelo. They felt the contest was nothing more than a money grab against an opponent who was far too big and far too strong. Khan is hoping to win a world title at welterweight, and feels that accomplishment will get most of his critics on board. He's hoping to get either IBF champion Kell Brook or the winner of the WBC/WBA unification between Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman. “I don’t care about criticism about fighting Canelo. I did it for myself – I wanted to prove to myself I could win that fight. Obviously I didn’t but any doubters don’t get to me. I know I can win a world title at 147 and people will forget about the defeats. Even though I only had the one fight and it was a loss, there are still some good things that have come from the year," Khan said. “I have still got a couple of fights left in me and cannot wait to be back.”

Source: boxingscene


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