The British super fight between Amir Khan and Ricky Hatton appears to be off after the former told the Hitman to “retire and chill out” this week.
Khan, who has quit Frank Warren’s stable to link up with California-based Golden Boy Promotions, is desperate to fight in the USA and said: “I wanted to go with a promoter in America, and I hope they can take me to the next level. I wanted to fight over there and make my debut in America and then bring the big fights back here.”
Unsurprisingly his former promoter, Warren, was not exactly overjoyed with Khan’s decision and had the following to say:
“These days it seems loyalty is a quality bestowed in very few sportsmen. I am offended they (Khan’s camp) say Golden Boy Promotions can do a better job in guiding his career. Under my promotional banner, Amir became light-welterweight world champion and banked millions of pounds. And I do not even hear of the split from the horse’s mouth, after all I have done for him.”
Warren popped up on Sky Sports News earlier this week when he also called on Ricky “size of a house” Hatton to retire.