"SOMETHING BETTER IS PLANNED FOR YOU INSTEAD."
Amir Khan has posted a cryptic tweet, implying that he will retire from boxing. But there are suggestions that it actually hints towards a rematch.
It is his first tweet since his loss to Kell Brook in a highly-anticipated grudge match.
It was a bruising encounter in Manchester, but Brook’s power proved too much and Khan was stopped in the sixth round.
Following the loss, it has been heavily speculated that Khan will walk away from boxing for good.
His wife Faryal Makhdoom hinted he would retire after breaking her silence. She had said:
“Thank you King Khan for all the excitement you brought to the sport of boxing.
“Without you, British boxing wouldn’t be the same. You inspire us all.”
Amir Khan has now posted a cryptic message about his future.
In his first Twitter post since the defeat, Khan said:
“SOMETIMES YOU’RE NOT GIVEN WHAT YOU WANT BECAUSE SOMETHING BETTER IS PLANNED FOR YOU INSTEAD.”
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) March 1, 2022
This hints that Khan will indeed retire, with “something better is planned” implying a post-boxing career.
Many social media users believed this is the case and took to Twitter to praise Khan’s boxing legacy.
One said: “You’re still a legend of British boxing no matter what.”
Another wrote: “Amir Khan, you’re a legend bro, it’s simple as that.”
But some felt the post actually hinted at a rematch against Brook.
A person asked: “Activate rematch clause with Kell Brook??”
Another user advised: “Broo go back to Virgil Hunter and focus on your comeback.
“Have a tune-up fight, and then religiously study Kell Brook, no mucking about, just FOCUS!”
In the contract, there is a rematch clause and Khan has just over two weeks to enforce it and give fans another fight against British rival Kell Brook.
But BOXXER’s Ben Shalom, who promoted the fight, admitted that it is unlikely that Khan will have a rematch and expects him to retire.
Kell Brook has also questioned the prospect of a rematch because the first fight was so “one-sided”.
He said: “It’s all still so new. Let me have my moment.
“Amir, in the contract, he can have the rematch. Let’s wait and see.
“It was so one-sided would anyone want to see the rematch?”
Brook also hinted that he may retire, adding:
“I could fight on again or call it a day. Who knows?”