Amir Khan on TKO loss against Terence Crawford: ‘I didn’t quit.’
Amir Khan claims that he couldn’t continue fighting, but refuses to say that he quit.
Amir Khan took a TKO loss against WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in an unusual manner. After Crawford hit Khan with a low blow in the sixth round, trainer Virgil Hunter stopped the fight; as Khan claimed that he couldn’t continue.
“I would never quit, I’d rather get knocked out,” said Khan. “I have been knocked out because I’ve tried to win fights.”
Khan’s remarks threw Crawford off, and he interrupted Khan to ask for clarification. “You didn’t quit? Tell the truth.” he told Khan.
“I was hit with a low shot man, I was hit with a very low shot.” Khan replied to him.
After Crawford claimed Khan quit from a shot to the leg, Khan was puzzled by Crawford this time.
“In the leg? It was in the b—s.” Khan said.
As much as Khan tried to address questions that he quit the fight, it seemed members of the media weren’t buying into it. It could be some time before Khan stops taking heat for the way in which he took the loss.