Updated: 17/07/2012 11:48 | By pa.press.net

Froch calls for Khan to quit

Carl Froch says Amir Khan, pictured right, should maybe consider retirement

Carl Froch says Amir Khan, pictured right, should maybe consider retirement

Amir Khan has been advised by Carl Froch to consider retirement after being stopped in the fourth round by Danny Garcia in Las Vegas.

Khan was floored three times as American Garcia exploited the Englishman's naive tactics to keep his WBC light-welterweight title and snatch his opponent's WBA belt. It was Khan's second straight defeat following his loss to Lamont Peterson and the third in his career, having also tasted defeat at the hands of Breidis Prescott.

Froch, the current IBF super-middleweight champion, revealed he would hang up his gloves if he was in the Bolton fighter's shoes, and he told Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme: "I would retire if that happened to me. Why? Because I am not in this sport to get beaten, knocked out, or outclassed."

He added: "I've lost twice, I lost a very, very close points decision to one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world in Andre Ward and I've come back and beaten an unbeaten fighter, Lucian Bute, the very next time so I'm world champion.

"If I had lost to Lucian Bute I would probably have retired, because I am in this game to be at the very top and stay at the top. I'm not in this game to make up the numbers.

"It's a personal decision whether or not you retire, but to get stopped in the fourth round and to be previously knocked out, it's just very, very damaging."

15/07/2012 21:50
Why should Froch say to Khan to Give up and call it a day, No, don't give up, go back in the ring and start from the beginning. Practice, Practice, and then hit where no one think you can. Never give up, until the old lady sing. 

16/07/2012 05:28
Froch is right, with a chin that vunlerable Khan can't fight again the same way he has done in the past. He'd have to box from this point onwards with defence foremost in his mind against any opponent of decent pedigree... I imagine he's too proud to cynically fight bums as David Haye has done (Chisora, Audley Harrison). Also Khan's association with Freddie Roach must now be under strain... he's arguably the best trainer in the world and Khan can't be considered the prospect he once was.
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