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."

2Comments
15/07/2012 21:50
avatar
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
avatar
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.
Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
10 reasons to make MSN UK your homepage (© Microsoft)

latest sport news

  • Alastair Cook's England side were hammered by India at Edgbaston

    Alastair Cook's England one-day international team hit a new low as a nine-wicket hammering at the hands of India completed the captain's fifth successive series defeat.

  • Adam Lyth hit 182 not out as Yorkshire took control against Lancashire

    Yorkshire opener Adam Lyth scored his fifth century of the season to give LV= County Championship Division One title chasers Yorkshire the upper hand in their crucial Roses battle against Lancashire.

  • New England call-up is "fine" after his day of injury drama at The Oval

    Jason Roy endured several hours of drama he and the selectors could have done without, retiring hurt after taking a blow to his thumb on the day he was named in an England squad for the first time.

  • Vijay Mallya's debt issues have no bearing on his ability to run Force India

    Force India are adamant they remain unaffected by team co-owner Vijay Mallya's ongoing financial problems in India.

  • Fernando Alonso seems set to remain at Ferrari for at least next season

    Fernando Alonso would appear to have confirmed his intent to remain at Ferrari, despite McLaren's interest in luring him back to Woking.

  • Ross Brawn left Formula One at the end of last season after four years as team principal of Mercedes

    Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci has revealed he would love to see Ross Brawn back at Maranello.

  • Rhys Thomas retired from rugby in 2012

    Former Wales and Scarlets prop Rhys Thomas is undergoing surgery on Tuesday ahead of a heart transplant.

  • Johnny Sexton is a doubt for Ireland's autumn Test series after breaking his jaw

    Johnny Sexton faces a race against time to be fit for Ireland's autumn international Test series after breaking his jaw in club action with Racing Metro.

  • Nick Phipps will start for Australia

    Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has made four changes to his side to face South Africa as the Wallabies look to bounce back from their Rugby Championship drubbing against New Zealand.