“You Should Go After Usyk” – Boxing Fans Give Insane Suggestions to Amir Khan Following Retirement Announcement

Published 05/14/2022, 6:07 AM EDT
Amir Khan during a press conference at the London Hilton, London. Domestic rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally settle their long-running grudge on February 19. Picture date: Monday November 29, 2021. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

The British superstar boxer, Amir Khan, amazed the boxing fans with his speed punching skills. He recently announced his retirement, which led the fans to share their views on ‘King’ on his farewell.

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Khan has a good professional boxing record and has defeated some notable boxers of his era like Marcos Maidana and Marco Antonio Barrera.

Consequently, he reigned as a world champion for quite a long period. 

His achievements and memories in the ring are unforgettable. Hence, the fans reacted to his retirement.

Fan reactions to the farewell of Amir Khan

There were several reactions of the fans which discussed Khan’s prime career and his other attributes. 

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One of the fans described Amir Khan’s Special ability, which was his swift punching ability due to which he dominated his opponents in the ring. Moreover, the tweet suggested Amir Khan challenge the current heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, and dominate him with speedy combinations.

The fan wrote, “ I think you got one more left in you King Khan. Speed kills and you’re improving all the time. You should go after usyk bro I don’t think he could take a 37 punch combo from the king”

A fan narrated a nostalgic victory of Amir Khan over Marcos Maidana, which was appreciated by most of the boxing fraternity.

The fan tweeted, “The win over Maidana will go down as one of the best performances from a British fighter overseas in modern times. Voted fight of the year by American writers. An iconic career that hopefully now in retirement gets the respect it deserves.”

Subsequently, A hardcore Khan fan bid a cherishing farewell to the King. The fan wrote, “Thank You Amir! Happy Retirement Champ! You will be missed! 🥊”

While the fans praised for the British boxer, a fan stated some facts about Khan’s iconic career which proved Amir Khan’s greatness.

The tweet quoted, “only counted out twice to big punchers (Canelo much bigger too)…maybe check how many KO losses other world champions have suffered…W. Klitschko, Roy Jones, Tommy Hearns, Mike Tyson, Nigel Benn, Deontay Wilder etc. Outboxed all he fought, beat 10 world champs.”

Some other reactions

The fans appreciated and wish Khan a good farewell. Meanwhile, some of the boxing fans came out with some mockery and criticism of Amir Khan. 

A fan sarcastically tweeted, “thanks for the memories 🧏🏾‍♂️.” With this tweet, the fan added a photo of Khan getting knocked out by Canelo Alvarez. 

 It was one of the most memorable knockouts by Alvarez, which is frequently remembered by the fans. 

Similarly, a fan wrote, “Goodnight”. The fan tweeted a photo of Khan getting knocked out by Breidis Prescott, which was one of the greatest upsets for Khan as he went on the floor in the first round of the match. 

On the other hand, a fan gave a genuine review of Khan’s career. Moreover, the fan also pointed out Khan’s weakness, due to which he lost most of his fights. 

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The fan tweeted, “ Fair play. You were a good fighter, not scared to fight in America. It’s a shame you didn’t have a better jaw because you would’ve won a lot more belts”

Well, the above reactions from fans about Khan’s retirement indicated that ‘King’ Khan has left a great impact of him on the boxing fraternity. 

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On a scale of 1 -10, how much you would rate Khan’s speed punching? let us know your views in the comments below. 

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Mohit More

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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.

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