Amir KHAN plans to reconquer the light-welterweight division, with David Haye and Carl Froch among those urging him to reject calls to retire.
Khan endured the second knockout of his career when he was stopped in the fourth round in Las Vegas on Saturday by underdog Danny Garcia.
The brutal nature of the defeat, which saw Khan floored three times in the WBA and WBC light-welterweight unification fight, has clouded his future. The frailty first exposed by Breidis Prescott in 2008 was emphasised by Garcia, confirming the blueprint on how to beat the 25-year-old.
However, Khan today released a statement outlining his determination to reclaim his titles after taking a break to take stock of his position. “I promise I’ll bounce back stronger than ever as I look to regain my spot at the top of the 140lb division.
“Many fighters have bounced back from defeat to prove their greatness and that’s exactly what I intend to do.”