Khan vows to fight on
Former WBA champions still hungry for success
Last Updated: July 16, 2012 8:53am
Amir Khan won't retire following his defeat to Danny Garcia as he will come back "a lot better and a lot stronger".
The Bolton fighter was knocked down three times by Garcia before a fourth-round stoppage sent him to defeat in their WBA and WBC light-welterweight unification fight.
In the wake of Khan's second loss in a row, Carl Froch, the IBF super-middleweight champion, suggested Khan should retire.
The 25-year-old, who now has a 26-3 record with 18 early wins and two stoppage defeats, has no time for that talk and hit back at Froch.
"Carl's always got his little things to say, I think I'll leave it at that really. I'm a young fighter, I'm 25, I'm not talking about retiring, I'm still young and I've got a lot in me," said Khan.
"If he wants to retire, he can retire, he's talking about retiring. I'm in a tougher division. I'm fighting better opposition and I'm a bigger name than him, and I think that's what burns him really.
"People are going to say things after this fight, people said things after the (Breidis) Prescott fight (which he lost in 2008), and see how I came back after that. I'll come back stronger, I'm still young, I'm still hungry and I'll come back a lot better and a lot stronger."
Khan has also confirmed he will continue at light-welterweight and said: "We've just got to go back to the drawing board, sit down with the team and see where we go from there.
"I'm going to give my body a little bit of a break now, spend some time with my family. There are a lot of options out there for me and it's about picking the right ones.
"The next fight will be in England, I hope. I'm going to relax for a week, not even think about boxing for a week or so, and then I'm going to leave it for my team to do a great job."