I have agreed to a Nov. Boxing is my passion. I miss what I'd been doing inside the gym and atop the ring.
Having dropped opponent Samuel Vargas with his blurring speed of hand in the second round, the former light-welterweight world champion was then floored himself, but recovered to win by a unanimous points decision.
In that moment he fell to the canvas, adoring fans witnessed the narrative of Khan's 33 victories in his thirteen-year career.
Thrilling, exciting, but always vulnerable. Khan won the fight comfortably on points, over twelve rounds, , and on the judges' cards, in what was an eliminator for the World Boxing Association welterweight title held by Manny Pacquiao. British rival Kell Brook was also ringside, itching to get his arch foe to sign to fight in December.
Khan celebrates his victory on Saturday night Credit: Reuters "I need to go back to the drawing board and improve myself. I'd love to fight Kell Brook.
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I respect Kell. The hand speed was there, the fitness was there, but this was not meant to be a dog fight for the British sporting hero. This was no easy night, and it leaves question marks over just how much being horribly knocked out by Saul Canelo Alvarez took out of his body and synapses at middleweight two-and-a-half years ago.
However, the Khan bandwagon will march on. He's just too big a star to walk away.
Round 12 Into the 12th and final round. The judges will be totting up their scorecards. Khan looks like he wants a grandstand finish as he presses on Vargas with a three-punch combination. Now it's Vargas' turn to look leggy as Khan dances around the Colombian-born fighter's advances.
The crowd erupts as the bell goes on a convincing points win for Amir Khan - but not exactly a convincing performance. It all turns a bit clumsy as Khan back-peddles as fast as his legs will take him in a bid to get out of range. Froch insists Kell Brook would've already knocked out Khan based on tonight's performance.
Vargas has Khan trapped in his own corner, pinning the year-old down with a series of big right and left hooks.
The Brit is undoubtedly ahead on points but his chin still looks vulnerable.
Khan back-peddles as Vargas looks to go to work on the inside. A big right hand from Khan sends Vargas reeling and stumbling into the ropes drawing huge cheers from an otherwise quiet crowd.
Khan is letting his hands go but the punches don't contain the same venom that they did earlier in the fight. Vargas wobbles Khan!
Khan has had barely any ring-time in the past two years and his lack of fight fitness is really showing.