Hearn has claimed Khan was “shot to pieces” after being stopped by Brook but praised the 35-year-old’s resilience after being “wobbled” in the opening round.
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Eddie Hearn has claimed that Amir Khan was “shot to pieces” during his loss to Kell Brook but praised him for his denial.
The England star was brutally defeated by bitter rival Brook in a fierce match in Manchester ended in a brutal sixth round.
Khan was faced with a call to retire after the failure after Brook’s dominant display to settle their rivalry.
Matchroom promoter Boxing Hearn has stated that “props” should be given to Khan for his role in the fight despite the heavy defeat.
“The first is – this is going to be an unbelievable fight in their primes, because it’s still exciting because of the competition,” Hearn told the DAZN Boxing Show.
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“We had to provide a lot of props to Amir Khan because he was completely blown to pieces in that fight. He was wobbly from a jab in the first round, his legs wobbling everywhere from the first ring, but he wasn’t going to give up.
“Play nice with him, he doesn’t stop trying. And in his heart he knew well, indeed he would have known in training camp that he had been shot to pieces. But he never stopped trying to win.
“Kell FaceTimed me last night and I had a very pleasant chat with him. I said to him, ‘You look worried.’ He said, ‘I was very nervous.’ But then I saw Amir come out and he looked petrified. I think people were suspicious of each other.”
Khan intended to continue fighting initially provided he had won but was unable to raise his hand after a thunderous battle.
He shook hands with his opponent and showed respect after the pair reunited backstage at their post-fight press conference.
The 35-year-old has clearly fallen short of results despite giving Brook all the credit for his dominant performance.
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A decision will soon be made by Khan, who will judge his future in the boxing ring but he dropped a huge hint after admitting his love for the sport. is gradually exhausted.
“He had a great performance and did everything he needed to,” Khan said after the game. “I’ve had 40 fights, won two world titles, fought in the US and around the world.
“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.”
However, similar to Khan, he has yet to make a decision on his combat future but has admitted that he wants to to make another war happen if the preference is at “millions”.
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