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Amir Khan responds to critics about his decision to face Terence Crawford

Most fans would’ve preferred to see Khan face Kell Brook, but Khan has other aspirations.

Terence Crawford and Amir Khan Press Conference Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

If you’re one of those fans (like myself) who believe Amir Khan chose to fight Terence Crawford instead of Kell Brook because Khan would rather get knocked out by anybody other than Brook, Khan has some words for you.

It’s now public knowledge that Khan opted to challenge Crawford instead of going after a bigger money offer to finally face domestic rival Kell Brook, but Khan says that his decision was all about the chance to prove his greatness.

“I’ve been reading a lot of things and hearing a lot of things with people saying that I’m taking this fight just to get beat or maybe just to have another world title fight. It isn’t about that.

“I’m coming here to win. I’ve never gone into a fight just to make numbers. I’ve made a lot of money in the game, and I could leave the sport happy.

“But I still have unfinished business. I still have a lot left in me to win those titles,” he added

Khan and Crawford will meet in an April 20 ESPN pay-per-view event with more details on the particulars to come at a later date, and Khan has previously said that a win over Crawford will make make him the sport’s pound-for-pound king.

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