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Covid-19: Amir Khan may say goodbye to boxing at 33

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Amir Khan has admitted he is seriously considering retiring from boxing as he is adjusting to life in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The former unified light-welterweight champion has always insisted that he has wanted to continue fighting but is now wondering whether to hang up his gloves.

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The 33-year-old has not fought since his fourth-round stoppage against Australian Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia last July and with no return date in sight due to the coronavirus outbreak, Khan is considering calling it a day.

‘Am I going to fight again? I don’t know, I’m in two minds. Should I fight?’ Khan told The Mirror.

‘Financially, I’ve done very well for myself. Do I need to do one more fight which could ruin my whole legacy? I don’t know the answer.’

He added: ‘I’m up against myself. I’m debating with myself should I carry on or call it a day?

‘I’m just going to wait and see how I feel after a full training camp. Even if I feel I cannot do it anymore, I can walk away knowing I have done everything.

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‘My love for boxing is still there and I love boxing to bits. But until I see how I feel after a long, hard, gruelling camp, then I won’t know for sure.’

In February, Khan welcomed his third child, Muhammad, with wife Faryal Makhdoom.

He posted an image cuddled up to his newborn during the ongoing COVID-19 virus outbreak. He added the caption: ‘With the little one Muhammad Zaviyar Khan at home. Stay indoors with your loved ones.

‘It’s getting bad out there with the corona virus. Me and the little one send our best wishes to everyone.’

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As an amateur, Khan broke onto the boxing scene in 2004 as he represented Team GB at the Olympics in Athens.

He won a silver medal in the lightweight division at 17 years old, making him the youngest boxing Olympic medalist from Britain.

 

 

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