Amir Khan left battered and bruised from injuries after Kell Brook’s vicious blows

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The damage done to Amir Khan’s face by bitter rival Kell Brook was clear to see just moments after their highly-anticipated encounter was called off by the referee during the sixth round.

Khan was left battered and bruised following his comprehensive defeat at the hands of bitter rival Brook on Saturday in Manchester – during which he was hit by 64 power punches.

The former unified light-welterweight world champion admitted that he came up well short having promised to knock-out his opponent pre-fight, and had the injuries to prove it.

Taking part in interviews following the event, Khan admitted that he could well choose to step away from the sport – while sporting several bruises.



Amir Khan's facial damage was on show for all to see post fight
Amir Khan’s facial damage was on show for all to see post fight

Khan was humble in defeat, facing up to the media despite his obvious injuries and admitting that his time as a professional boxer could now be over.

He told Sky Sports: “I’ve had 40 fights, winning two world titles, fighting in America and around the world.

“I need to sit down with my family. But it is more towards the end of my career.

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Amir Khan was humble in defeat as he faced the media
Amir Khan was humble in defeat as he faced the media

“The love for the sport isn’t there anymore.

“In the ring, I didn’t have excitement and that push.

“That’s maybe a sign that I should call it a day. But let’s see.”



Amir Khan (right) punches Kell Brook during their Welterweight contest at AO Arena on February 19, 2022 in Manchester, England.
Amir Khan and Kell Brook had both promised to knock each other out

With Brook saying of a potential friendship with his old foe: “I’ve always had respect for him. But when I didn’t get it back? It’s hard to like someone.

“But he took shots and tried to hold on. I respect him for that.

“He said we can get a coffee after, but whether that actually happens is another thing.”