Amir Khan insists that he will know when it is time to ‘call it a day’. Khan originally planned to retire at age 28 in two years time but because he has suffered two defeats in his last three fights, to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, his plans for retirement will have to be put on hold for the time being.
Speaking to the Daily Mail khan insists he will know when the time is right to retire. "I know a lot of fighters when they retire want to go back in because they have unfinished business. I don’t want to go that way. If I have unfinished business, I wouldn’t retire.
"I will know when to call it a day. I will let my body make the decision. And when the time is right to retire, I will."
Following back to back defeats against Peterson and Garcia, Khan finally recorded a win last weekend when he stopped the much lighter and previously undefeated Carlos Molina. The win means a possible rematch with WBC and WBA light welterweight king Danny Garcia but Khan hopes he can secure a ‘Super Fight’ with pound for pound king Floyd MAyweather Jr
"At 28 or 29 I will call it a day,’ Khan added. ’I’m 26 years old now and I think in three years I can have six fights - and they can be six big fights. But I’m in no rush. Mayweather wants to fight for a couple more years.
"In my career, I think we will definitely have a Mayweather fight. I want to fight in April but that won’t be against Garcia because he is fighting in February against Zab Judah.
December 20, 2012