Terence Crawford vs Amir Khan: Fans slate Brit for using low blow to ‘quit’ during lopsided fight
Fans who spent a lot of money to head to Madison Square Garden and watch Amir Khan take on Terence Crawford will have left disappointed.
Those who stayed up in the UK will feel the same way and judging by social media, many think Khan is to blame.
The 32-year-old retired during the fight because of a low blow from Crawford despite having up to five minutes to recover from the blow.
His trainer Virgil Hunter called a halt to the bout with Khan in great pain as the former two-time champion claimed his legs seized up and he had ‘severe pain’ in his stomach.
Most fans will agree that Crawford was dominating the fight until that point.
After looking like Khan had perhaps even secured the first round, he was knocked down in the final minute with a hard overhand right following a lazy jab.
That had the Bolton-born fighter hanging on for dear life, but he appeared to regain his composure in the second.
Body shots from the three division champion started to tell, though. Crawford switched stance and the next three rounds saw Khan forced to defend rather than dictate.
Khan was happy to fire off against the WBO welterweight champion, but fans are finding it hard to believe that Khan was that seriously hurt and some believe he ‘quit.’
The Kell Brook fight is still there for Khan if he wanted to get back in the ring again but the finish of this fight has an eerily similar feeling to the climax of James DeGale’s career and Khan may retire altogether.
In all fairness, Khan has never been known to quit in the past.
Source: SportsLatest TS