Amir Khan will be out of commission for the next few weeks after undergoing surgery.
The former world champion revealed that he had surgery on his right elbow after some extra bone caused pain during his most recent fight against Terence Crawford on April 20.
Although Khan revealed that the recovery will only take three to four weeks and should be ready to start boxing by then, he did reveal that the injury was caused from training and working too hard.
UPDATE: Had my right elbow operation today.— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) May 10, 2019
It was giving me pain in my last fight.
I’ll be back punching hard in 3-4 weeks ---- #recoverytime Can’t wait to get back in the ring -- pic.twitter.com/eARAvhg0yI
In the fight against Crawford, Khan was dropped in the very first round in front of more than 14,000 in attendance at Madison Square Garden. Khan was outboxed by Crawford for the next several rounds but the fight was halted in the sixth round after an accidental low blow from Crawford left Khan unable to continue fighting. The fight, which was Khan's first fight in the United States since 2016, headlined an ESPN pay-per-view card.
Khan once held the unified WBA and IBF junior welterweight titles, first winning the WBA belt in 2009 and then the IBF title in 2011. After consecutive losses to Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson, Khan eventually moved up to welterweight but failed to capture a title at 147 pounds. Khan also challenged for the WBC middleweight title in 2016 but was knocked out by Canelo Alvarez in the sixth round.