Reversing plans to soon retire, overrated prizefighter Amir Khan now expects to throw fists for a few more years to accomplish goals established for himself in both the light welterweight and welterweight divisions.
Fighting for the first time since relinquishing his WBA world light welterweight belt to WBC light welterweight champion “Swift” Danny Garcia this past summer, Khan (27-3, 19 KOs) outclassed gritty Mexican Carlos Molina to earn a 10th round TKO on December 15 at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California.
“King Khan,” who prior to trumping the 27-year-old Molina (17-1-1, 7 KOs) hadn’t left the squared circle victorious since flooring Zab Judah in July 2011, is yet to name a future opponent.
"When I'm 28 I've always said I'd retire, but we will see how my body is,” said Khan, 26, a Pakistani-British boxer who at 17 became the youngest Englishman to win an Olympic medal by capturing silver as a lightweight at the 2004 games in Greece.
"At the moment I feel young, fresh and hungry. It's so easy at the moment to make light-welterweight. I was going to move up to welterweight because there was nothing left for me at light-welterweight. But now there are fights and titles to be won again. I think naturally I'm not big enough to be a welterweight yet but I'll know when the time is right. I always said that at 28 or 29 I will call it a day. I'm 26 now, and I think in three years I can have six fights and they can be six big fights. I'm not in no rush. I will know myself when to call it a day, I will see how my body feels. I will let my body make the decision."
Khan, one of the most youthful British world titlists ever at the age of 22, decided to stop working with Boxing Hall of Famer Freddie Roach and instead hired new trainer Virgil Hunter in September.
Unfortunately for the “hungry” bloke, who claimed that Roach’s struggle with Parkinson’s disease hindered their training, “The Choir Boy” was not the issue in consecutive losses against Garcia (24-0, 15 KOs) and juicehead Lamont Peterson (30-1-1. 15 KOs).
Although extremely skilled, Khan remains a human chandelier and there is nothing Roach or Hill can do to mask the Brit’s fragile chin.
Whenever next knocked onto Queer Street, Amir Khan will likely “call it a day.”