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Saul Alvarez and Amir Khan
Saul Alvarez and Amir Khan
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'I like to challenge myself,' but welterweight return in store for Khan

After being knocked out by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Amir Khan is planning a return to welterweight.
May 8th 2016, 12:36 PM 7,044 8

AMIR KHAN INTENDS to return to the welterweight division after his loss to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The Bolton man battled early before being knocked out by Alvarez in the sixth round as the Mexican retained his WBC middleweight title.

Khan, who fought above welterweight for the first time, said his plan was to drop back down.

“I tried as much as I could and trained very hard for this fight,” he said.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get the result I wanted. Although I feel strong at this weight, I am naturally a lighter fighter and plan to go back down to welterweight.

“But, I like to challenge myself and that is why I took this fight. I want to be the best, and to be the best I have to fight the best.”

Amir Khan v Saul Alvarez - T Mobile Arena Source: John Locher

Khan troubled Alvarez early in their bout before the 25-year-old landed his big right hand in the sixth round. The 29-year-old’s record has now dropped to 31-4.

Watch Quigley’s fight back in full, from around 2:05, on Ring TV Live.

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