‘That passion of the sport isn’t there anymore,’ says Amir Khan after losing to Kell Brook.

After a humiliating loss to arch-nemesis Kell Brook in a long-awaited grudge battle at the AO Arena in Manchester last night, Amir Khan hinted at retirement from boxing.

The 35-year-old former unified light-welterweight world champion was outclassed from start to finish by compatriot Brook and appeared to be in trouble when the referee intervened 51 seconds into the sixth round to save him.

?That love of the sport is not there anymore? - Amir Khan hints at retirement after Kell Brook defeat

Khan, who hadn’t fought since the summer of 2019, acknowledged: “He put on a fantastic show and completed all of his tasks.

“Tonight, he was the best man.” I had a fantastic training camp, but I couldn’t seem to get started.

“There was a lot I was missing.” Kell was playing at the top of his game, and he deserves all of our admiration.”

Khan, like Brook, a former world champion, acknowledged that after suffering his sixth defeat in a brilliant career, he will most likely retire.

“I’ve fought 40 times, earning two world titles and fighting all around the world,” he says “He went on to say

“I’d like to have a conversation with my family.” However, I am nearing the conclusion of my professional life.

“There is no longer any enthusiasm for the sport. I didn’t have that thrill or that push in the ring.

“That could be a hint that it’s time to call it a day, but we’ll see.”

After the referee intervened to stop Khan’s penalty, Brook and Khan embraced.

According to the winner, “I’ve always held him in high regard. But what if I never got it back? It is difficult to like someone.

“He, on the other hand, fired rounds and fought to hold on. For that, I admire him. After that, he said we could go grab some coffee!”

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