Amir Khan, 35, hints at sensational retirement U-turn and admits he could fight again after Kell Brook grudge match

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Amir Khan, 35, hints at sensational retirement U-turn and admits he could fight again after Kell Brook grudge match

Aamir Khan has finally hinted at a sensational U-turn on his retirement plans after fighting Kel Brook.

Khan revealed that he is in the midst of the most grueling training camp of his life as he prepares for his long-awaited grudge match with Brooke.

Aamir Khan's training to fight Kel Brook

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Aamir Khan’s training to fight Kel Brookcredit: @amirkingkhan

He acknowledged that it would be the final battle of his illustrious career and said he would be ‘done’ with the game later.

But now, with new coach Brian McIntyre pushing himself to the limits in the camp, Khan claims there is more to come.

He told SecondOut: “Let’s see where it goes. Because look, I’m going to see how this training camp builds me up as a fighter.

“I mean, I can feel so good that I want to do one more. I’ve never been pushed so hard at any training camp in my career.

“Training this hard, I know I can do it. And if I felt a little old that I had to retire, or felt beaten up, I wouldn’t have done it.

“I’m running with guys who are younger than me, who are in their early 20s, out-sprinting them and beating them.

“And my timing is better. A lot of youth when I’m running up hills. I’m fighting well, I’m throwing more punches than fighters younger than me.

“So I don’t know. Nothing is telling me I should call it a day.”

Khan, 35, is now being coached in Colorado by McIntyre, who defeated 34-year-old Terrence Crawford in 2018 to win over Bolton Heroes.

He is still competing with former rival Crawford, who has also won over 35-year-old Brooke, making him the perfect mentor in the camp.

Khan achieved Olympic silver at the age of just 17 before earning unified world title honors in the professional ranks.

So he has little left to prove in his 40th fight to go ahead.

I might feel so good that I might want to do another. I have never been pushed so hard in any training camp in my career.

Aamir Khan

Khan is currently survived by wife Faryal and their three children, Lamasah, seven meters Alayna, three and Muhammad Javiar, one.

And he admitted that hanging him of his own accord, rather than being ruthlessly kicked out of the game, will always be on his mind as he makes a choice about his future fighting.

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Khan said: “I always said that I never want boxing to retire me, I want to retire at the right time. I don’t know.

“I’m going to see how this training camp goes because I think, if we get a really good win from the Kel Brook fight, it could open a new chapter in my career.

“Let’s see. But like I said, I don’t want to be too greedy because you always stay away from getting hurt.

“I have a family and I’m going to wait and see what I do after the fight.”

Aamir Khan and Kel Brook before the February 19 fight

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Aamir Khan and Kel Brook before the February 19 fightcredits: PA

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