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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