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Amir Khan and Kell Brook both announced their retirement after resolving their bitter confrontation

Amir Khan and Kell Brook are in the twilight of their professional boxing careers and legendary US champion Andre Ward believes both should hang up their gloves.

Kell Brook and Amir Khan have both been announced to retire following their grudge match on Saturday night
Kell Brook and Amir Khan have both been announced to retire following their grudge match on Saturday night

British boxing symbol Amir Khan and Kell Brook both have been asked to retire by the legendary boxer Andre Ward after settling their feud on Saturday night.

Brook scored a TKO win in the sixth round against his bitter rival in Manchester and it is unclear whether both fighters will continue their glittering careers.

Khan was a two-time lightweight champion but has now suffered six devastating losses and won just one in the past three and a half years.

Brook, meanwhile, is a former IBF weight champion but suffers from a fatigue lost to defending WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in November 2020.

Both fighters, aged 35, have finished 83 professional fights between them and are unlikely to land another world title before the inevitable retirement.

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Kell Brook convincingly won his grudge match against Amir Khan
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And Ward – who has won all 32 of his professional fights to unify the super-medium and light-heavyweight divisions – believes both Britons should hang up their gloves.

“Tonight’s winners and losers should retire … it’s time for Amir Khan to go,” Ward said in US commentary on Saturday night.

Former unified super-middleweight champion Carl Froch – who lost to Ward in December 2011 – also believes both Khan and Brook should call it a day.

“I think it was a really good performance by both fighters,” said Froch Social boxing. “Great for crowds, great to watch and great for television.”

Froch went on to say: “I don’t like that he [Brook] was named by Chris Eubank Jr. I don’t think it was a wise move on his part. This will be his last battle, his swan song. “

As for Khan, Froch added: “Amir Khan has nothing to be ashamed of, to be fair…. Khan licked tonight, he got a lot of punishment.

“His leg is gone, which means he’s injured. Something is happening to your central nervous system when your legs are gone.

“I’m glad he was able to finish the match on his feet. The referee saved him from a heavier penalty. He had a great career, Amir Khan. He fought. with the best.”







Both Khan and Brook were asked to hang up their gloves
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When asked if he considers retiring“I’ve fought 40 times, won two world titles, fought in the US and around the world,” said Khan.

“I need to sit down with my family. But it is towards the end of my career. The love for sport is gone. In the ring, I don’t have that kind of excitement and pushiness.

“It’s probably a sign that I should call it a date but let’s see.”

When asked the same question, Brook said: “I’ve always wanted to fight Amir. I think this grudge match and this is the cake for me.

“I can live in peace with myself, with my career now. Do I want to move on? I feel like a 23-year-old today. I’ll sit down with my family and see if I want to. continue no.”

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