Former light welterweight world champion Amir Khan recently revealed that he will most likely not fight until next summer -- and that his career is starting to wind down.
Khan told ESPN that he had surgery, which involved grafting part of his hip bone onto his right hand. The injury has hurt his punching power throughout his career.
"My right hand is getting better and I'm feeling really good that I've had the operation," Khan said. "I broke it in my second fight so had to get it fixed. I've got time on my hands, so had it done. Not throwing a proper right hand and holding back hasn't been good for my career. I've hesitated in getting the right hand out sometimes, and that's maybe why I've been caught by left hooks."
Khan said that in the time remaining on his career, he will try and secure big fights, including against current welterweight world champions Danny Garcia and Kell Brook.
"I've got about five fights left. I'm going back down to welterweight," Khan said. "I'll box again in the summer and I want to give the UK fans a fight - it's been a while since I've boxed there, and they deserve one now. Hopefully, it will be Garcia or Brook."
The 29-year-old fighter from Bolton, England last fought in May when he challenged Canelo Alvarez for his middleweight titles and Khan lost via knockout in the sixth round. Khan has fought Garcia back in 2012 when Khan also lost, this time via fourth round TKO. Khan had been fighting as professionally since 2005.
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