Khan was stopped in the sixth round of the brutal fight and is now unable to continue fighting after losing to his bitter opponent
Amir Khan will weigh in on his future after losing his feud with Kell Brook in dominating fashion.
The nasty rivals have finally settled on their beef after nearly two decades of wrangling when they met in Manchester last night.
Brook started sharper and refused to give up, knocking Khan down several times before finally forcing referee Victor Loughlin to intervene in the sixth round.
And Khan, who hasn’t played since the summer of 2019, admitted: “He put on a great performance and did everything that was needed.
“He’s the best man tonight. I had a great, great boot camp, but I just couldn’t go.
“I’ve been missing quite a bit. Kell went into his A-game, all respects go to him. “
Khan, like Brook, a former world champion, admits he may be retiring after suffering his sixth defeat in an illustrious career.
“I’ve had 40 fights, won two world titles, fought in the US and around the world,” he added.
“I need to sit down with my family. But it is towards the end of my career.
“The love for the sport is gone. In the ring, I don’t have that excitement and that push.
“It’s probably a sign that I should call it a date but let’s see.”
Brook and Khan hugged after the referee intervened to stop Bolton’s penalty.
And the winner added: “I’ve always had respect for him. But when I don’t get it back? It’s hard to like someone.
“But he took the shot and tried to hold on. I respect him for that. He said we could go have coffee later!”
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Khan seemed to want to avoid Brook’s right hand and keep the skirmish at a distance and he was able to get in and out in the second round with some impressive flashes that have become a trademark of a 17 professional career. his year.
But a right-hander at the end of the third round sent Khan shivering again, with the bell presumably saving Brook, who had made his paid debut in September 2004 and whose previous game had caused it. he was defeated by Terence Crawford in November 2020. .
The pair were setting a frantic pace in a frenetic atmosphere but while Khan was working to shake off the ring’s rust, he was once again cornered as the fourth round came to an end.
The one-way traffic continued into the fifth round as expectations of a closely competitive occasion went up in smoke and while Khan survived the round, he soon had trouble starting the fifth round. six.
Brook was hurling heavy punches from every angle and with Khan unable to break free from the restraints, Loughlin decided to halt the procedure, as the Yorkshire boxer dashed to the corner of his court to celebrate.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/amir-khan-breaks-silence-after-26280178 Amir Khan breaks his silence after losing to bitter rival Kell Brook