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Amir Khan: There is more to achieve in boxing

Amir Khan says he’s coming back to add to his résumé after two years out of the ring.

Amir Khan press conference Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

As Amir Khan gears up for his first fight in two years on April 21, the 31-year-old former junior welterweight titleholder says that he’s got more he wants to do in the sport, and that’s why he came back.

From Sky Sports:

“I could retire tomorrow and say I have had a great career, won world titles, and have had a great time. But there was still a little bit more left I wanted to achieve from boxing.

”While I was in that jungle I thought, look, I have just turned 31, I am at the peak of my career now, and this next year or two are going to be the final chapter. So, I want to make sure that I grab it with both hands and win another world title, win more fights, and call it a day on top. I can’t just retire after the Canelo loss.”

“The jungle” refers to some goofy reality show Khan (31-4, 19 KO) was on during his boxing hiatus, where apparently he did some serious reflection.

He also says he’s not looking past opponent Phil Lo Greco (28-3, 15 KO), who has previously been badly exposed at higher levels, but whom Khan refers to as “dangerous,” which is the right attitude to have.

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