Khan insists he’s not tempted to return and retirement is "pressure off"

Former world champion boxer Amir Khan has revealed he has no urge to return to the sport.

The former Bolton-born pro announced his retirement from boxing earlier this year after losing to Kell Brook, during which he was knocked out in the sixth round after a technical knockout. The 35-year-old appeared on Sky Sports as a pundit for the Adam Azim vs Anthony Loffet fight that saw an outstanding 66-second knockout from 20-year-old Azim.

Although the fight itself was short-lived, Azim made a good impression following his appearance at the Skydome in Coventry. It was veteran Khan who revealed all in the lead-up to the main event. While live on Sky Sports, Khan was asked about his retirement and whether he has debated a return to the ring.

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He said: "It's been tough to there, it's not been easy. Boxing has been really good to me and I thank all the fans, I thank all the people, [I thank] Sky and everyone I work with. I'm not going to miss it, being punched in the face but I had some great times, honestly."

Presenter Anna Woolhouse then asked: "You feel at peace where you are now?" The former boxer replied: "I do. It's just that pressure off my shoulders now I know that I'm retired. Normally what would happen is I would get a phone call saying 'I've got a fight for you' but now I'm retired."

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Anna interjected to double-check he wasn't tempted to make a shock return, but he played it down. He continued: "No, not really. To be honest with you I lost my love for the sport about four or five years ago."

Khan made the news recently when he was held at gunpoint in April and had his £72,000 watch stolen from outside a takeaway in London. It was revealed earlier this week that Scotland Yard had arrested three men in connection with the crime.


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