Lower than one week after Kell Brook did the identical, Amir Khan introduced his retirement from boxing after an eighteen-year professional profession.
Khan hung up his gloves after shedding to Brook in a UK Pay Per View years previous its sell-by-date. Each strikes show the pre-fight detractors who mentioned the occasion was only a money seize right of their evaluation.
The pair took tens of millions of kilos from the occasion that bought effectively on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace.
Regardless of a rematch clause, Khan is aware of deep down that his profession has nowhere left to show after Brook walked away.
“It’s time to hold up my gloves,” mentioned Khan. “I really feel blessed to have had such an incredible profession that has spanned over 27 years.
“I need to say a heartfelt because of the unbelievable groups I’ve labored with [during my tenure]. To my household, associates and followers for the love and help they’ve proven me.”
It’s time to hold up my gloves.
I really feel blessed to have had such an incredible profession that has spanned over 27 years.
I need to say a heartfelt thanks and to the unbelievable groups I’ve labored with and to my household, associates and followers for the love and help they’ve proven me. pic.twitter.com/VTk0oxVjp2
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) May 13, 2022
Brook instructed The Telegraph six days in the past: “I’ve had an extended chat with my household and fogeys. It’s over for me. I’ll by no means field once more.
“It’s somewhat emotional to be really saying this out loud. My mum is relieved. I feel everybody round me is happy.
“Reality is, boxing is a really, very powerful, harmful sport, one in which you’ll be legally killed within the ring. I’ve completed now with all my schools intact.”
AMIR KHAN FIGHT
On beating Khan to safe his UK legacy, Brook added: “I wanted the Khan struggle, I wanted to settle the grudge, the feud.
“There is no such thing as a darkish feeling left in me now. I feel when you have got been within the ring with somebody, it passes. It leaves you.
“Me and Amir mentioned some phrases which had been hateful within the build-up, however that’s what occurs in boxing.
“I respect him after the struggle. He confirmed actual coronary heart in there.
“I’d identical to to be remembered as a fighter who would go in with anybody, feared nobody. Who gave the followers what they needed.”
UK boxing loses two of its former world champions in the identical month. Each talked a great sport pre-fight however knew that they had nothing left in actuality.
Sadly, the British followers received robbed of a correct struggle between the pair for all these years.
The views expressed on this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.
WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing information expertise. Observe WBN us on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.