Khan: ‘My welterweight plans are on hold’
Khan, who lost the titles in a controversial split-decision on Saturday night and called for a rematch in his post-fight interview, believes the setback will only make him a stronger fighter.
‘My plans to move up to welterweight are on hold now,’ said Khan. ‘I want the Lamont fight at light-welterweight and want the rematch to prove to the world. Let’s be fair and take this fight somewhere fair and see where we go from there.
‘I'll come back stronger. Even Lamont was very shocked that he got the decision. I knew after the 12th round we had won the fight. But no excuses. People who were watching and who know what the fight was all about will know that I'll come back stronger.
‘That's why I want the rematch straight away, just to prove to everyone that I'm here, I'm ready and I want my two titles back. I'm a warrior. I'm strong, I'm still young and I've got a lot left in me. This is what boxing is all about – how you come back.
‘I can't take anything away from Lamont because he was not the referee or the judges, he just did what he had to do and put on a good fight. You get these bad decisions but it's how you come back from them. I gave him the opportunity and I think I should get the opportunity back.’