Former world champion and Olympic medalist Amir Khan has revealed that he has one regret looking back on his fighting career and admits one particular fight ‘destroyed’ him.
Khan was famously brave throughout his 40-fight career. He won 36 of those, 21 by stoppage, but also lost five times by knockout and had some hellacious battles with the likes of Lamont Peterson, Danny Garcia and Marcos Maidana.
Speaking to Sun Sport, ‘King’ Khan was asked if he had one regret looking back and he came back quickly with his response.
“The Canelo fight took a lot out of me. A knockout like that bro, it did destroy me, it took a lot out of me. But I had to try.”
“If I hadn’t taken it I would have talked about it for years, like oh what would have happened if I’d taken the Canelo fight. So I took it, it didn’t work out for me, I went on to something else.”
The fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez saw Khan jump up two weights to fight in Las Vegas in May 2016. He boxed well early but was caught with a devastating one-punch knockout in the 6th round that left him out on the canvas for some time.
After that, he came back with wins over Phil Le Greco, Samuel Vargas and Billy Dib but lost to Terrence Crawford and finally Kell Brook in all British grudge match in February 2022 before finally hanging up the moves.