Amir Khan vows to recover from Danny Garcia defeat and “prove my greatness”

Posted: July 16, 2012 in News
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AMIR Khan has vowed to continue in boxing following a third career defeat on Saturday night, saying he will “bounce back stronger than ever.”

The Bolton light-welterweight had spoken in ambitious terms of moving up a weight class for a potential meeting with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather.

But a thumping left hand from his Philadelphian opponent sent Khan crashing to the canvas in Las Vegas. While he recovered, barely, to finish the third round, a constant barrage from Garcia forced a stoppage in the following stanza.

The result saw Khan, who entered the ring the WBA champion, empty-handed, as his 24-year-old unbeaten opponent added that bauble plus the Ring Magazine belt to the WBC championship.

Khan has re-affirmed his desire to give the fans the tough “exciting fights” he believes they want to see, while stressing that he is good enough to recover from a significant career setback.

“I’ve never shirked any challenge or refused to fight anyone in my division even though it would have been easy for me to do so,” Khan wrote on his website,

” Some may say that attitude is the wrong one to have but I’ve always wanted to please the fans and be involved in exciting fights because many of you pay good money to come and watch me.

“It’s only right that you get to see the best fighting the best, especially in an age when so many top fighters hand-pick opponents.

“Well done to Danny Garcia on his performance, but I promise that I’ll bounce back stronger than ever as I look to regain my spot at the top of the 140lb division.

“Many fighters down the years have bounced back from defeat to prove their greatness and that’s exactly what I intend to do.”


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