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Khan wants to silence critics

19th April 2019, 19:24 by Daniel McCarthy

Amir Khan says he wants to beat Terence Crawford in Saturday’s bout to “prove a point” to his doubters.

Khan is heavily unfancied in the clash for the WBO welterweight title against Crawford, with the fight taking place in Madison Square Garden, New York.

The fight could potentially be the last in what has been a glittering career for the 32-year-old, who has won 33 of his 37 fights.

However, Crawford will prove to be a massively tough opponent, with the 31-year-old unbeaten in his career so far after 34 fights, winning 25 of them by KO or TKO.

However, Khan says he is full of determination to prove his doubters wrong, with many writing him off ahead of the fight.

"What it comes down to in the end is the love I have for this sport. Where else would I want to be on Saturday night than the Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden?" Khan said.

"I love everything about boxing. That's why I'm still doing this. No one really thinks I can win this. I want to win it so badly just to prove a point now."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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