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Amir Khan: There is more to achieve in boxing

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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

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.