Amir Khan Interview: On Retirement, Back To I’m A Celebrity And Why He Didn’t Regret Kell Brook


If you want to keep a secret, don’t tell Amir Khan. The boxer, who announced his retirement last Friday, will return to competition in the near future, but not in the ring. Khan let it slip by as he is in talks to re-enter the jungle and bear our delight in the shock of snakes and spiders five years after his first appearance in I’m famous..get me out of here!

Khan’s retirement ended one of Britain’s greatest boxing careers. The fact that he is already in the frame to be a TV ratings winner again is a measure of his popular appeal. Although the forest may be an odd homage, in its own way it acknowledges Khan’s significant contribution to British public life. However, she did not inherit it from him under any circumstances.

“I was asked to put on a very, very big show. I can’t give you the name. But I will give you a hint. I’ve been in it before.” Back to the forest by any chance, Prince? “I’m not saying anything. Look, I think it would be cool. I think people would see another side of me and it would be nice to do something like that. Now that I have the time I can do it.”

The idea that he could continue to fight wasn’t the beginning before losing to Kell Brook on his last appearance. He talked about injuries to the shoulder and biceps during exercises, as well as broken knees. But there was no chance of him failing to fulfill his obligations, nor regretting the outcome.

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“I have no regrets because everyone would hate me for not fighting that fight. In boxing there is always a winner and a loser and people know I gave them the fight they always wanted. Keel was a better boxer and he won.”

Like Brock, who is also now retired, Khan was happy to get out of a serious sport in good health with money in the bank. He left behind a heap of unforgettable fights and a legacy of gateway British Asian youth to a sport once considered culturally alien.

“It’s a great platform for them to see what I’ve accomplished in the game and that they might do the same. People used to say we’re Muslim and Asian and we can’t do boxing. We’re not supposed to be fighters. I think I’ll be remembered as a fighter who never strayed from any fighter.”

“I hope to put that feeling behind me and people will always remember that Amir Khan was an exciting fighter who gave his all when he entered the ring.”

Khan parted on a note of regret if the Olympics turned its back on boxing as planned in 2028 after an investigation into the sport found evidence of “corruption, bribery and sports-fixing” at the 2016 Rio Games.

Khan became an overnight sensation after taking the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics (Image: GETTY)

In Athens in 2004, Khan was introduced to the nation, the only 17-year-old boxing representative from Great Britain, who was fighting for the silver medal.

“[It was] One of the best things I’ve ever done and one of the best memories I’ve ever had. He gave me that platform, he gave me that name, so I’m very happy.

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“Boxing at the Olympics made boxers like Muhammad Ali, A.J., myself. When you meet someone who is an Olympic gold medalist, the respect for them is very different. It would be very annoying for a boxer that he wouldn’t be in the 2028 Olympics. It’s very hard to believe. that “.

Khan returned to Bolton and to a household name. The professional career that followed was played under the same bright lights in the biggest arenas. He has deals to promote shows in New York and is in talks with Sky to promote the sport from the UK Insider’s chair, assuming he survives his next test.


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