"Thank you King Khan for all the excitement"
Faryal Makhdoom has broken her silence on her husband Amir Khan after his loss to Kell Brook.
Amir and Kell faced off against one another in a much-anticipated grudge match that was over a decade in the making.
The fight did not disappoint but Kell Brook landed the more damaging punches, staggering his rival on a number of occasions.
Amir Khan showed a lot of heart throughout the bout but a barrage of unanswered punches in the sixth round prompted the referee to step in and end the contest.
In his post-fight press conference, Khan explained:
“The first time I felt like this was when I fought Bud Crawford.
“I felt like I just can’t get in the groove. I thought maybe it was just because he was that good. And today again, I tried to get in the groove, and I just couldn’t really get in the groove.”
There is a lot of talk that Amir Khan will now retire.
His wife Faryal Makhdoom has now broken her silence and further fuelled the retirement talks.
In a social media post, Faryal wrote:
“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.”
Thank you King Khan for all the excitement you brought to the sport of boxing.
Without you British boxing wouldn’t be the same.
— Faryal Makhdoom (@FaryalxMakhdoom) February 22, 2022
Faryal also retweeted several posts from those who praised her husband’s career and the legacy he will leave.
The influencer even took the opportunity to aim a jibe at former boxer Carl Froch.
Carl Froch had been an analyst for the fight and was criticised for his apparent disrespect towards Amir throughout the event.
I rarely ever say bad about anyone but I actually can’t stand Carl Froch. Simply rude and annoying. Wonder if it upsets him that Khan made more money than him ? #hater
— Faryal Makhdoom (@FaryalxMakhdoom) February 23, 2022
Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom have been married since 2013.
After the fight, Amir hinted at retirement, admitting:
“I need to sit down with my family, but it is more towards the end of my career.
“The love of the sport isn’t there anymore. That is a sign for me that I should maybe be calling it a day.”
Praising Kell Brook, Amir added:
“No excuses the better man won and he boxed out of his skin I have to say.
“I didn’t expect that from him, especially from the fights I have seen before.
“No disrespect to Kell, he put on a great performance today and he came out to win.
“At the end of the day we have rivalries but as I say after I punch them we can be friends.
“He put a great performance on and did everything he needed to. He was the best man tonight. I had a great, great training camp, but I just couldn’t get going.
“I was missing quite a lot. Kell was on his A-game, all respect goes out to him.”