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Khan: I might call it a day if I beat Crawford

Amir Khan says he wants to leave boxing on a high note, and that he could possibly retire should he beat Terence Crawford.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

In this video interview caught by Fight Hub TV, Amir Khan answers questions from reporters about where he’s at in his career, if there’s any pressure to retire, and how his talks with Eddie Hearn went regarding making a decision on his next fight. Check out some excerpts below...

Khan if he gets any pressure from his family to retire from boxing:

“Well, my wife’s always saying like, ‘you should retire.’ I think this will probably be my last chapter in boxing now....I just feel maybe, look, couple of fights and I wanna call it a day. I’ve had a great career, honestly. And I think to top it off with this win — I win this fight, I can call it a day. You know what I mean?

“I never wanna finish on a loss, I always wanna finish on a win, on a high. I win this fight I might call it a day, you never know. Anything can happen in boxing because like I said, it’s not the money, it’s achieving everything I wanted to achieve in the sport and calling it a day and enjoying my life.

On what his ideal fight is:

“Manny Pacquiao. I would love that fight. And now there’s talks in places like Saudi Arabia, there’s talks all around the world that they want to see that fight. They pump a lot of money in Saudi, they want sport to happen there, so I’m happy to take that fight [to] maybe Saudi. Let’s see what happens.”

On how his conversations with Eddie Hearn went regarding a potential fight with Kell Brook:

“I never want to be in a position, I never want to come across to Eddie, or to Top Rank, that I was playing them each [against each other]. I just went in there and I just told him straight, I said ‘look, for me I think this fight’s better.’ I’m not gonna say give me your offer, give me your offer. I’m just gonna say ‘this is what I wanted, I’m gonna go and take it.’ And that’s what I did. I mean Eddie was cool with it...”

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