Danny Garcia shocked the boxing world with his fourth-round defeat of Amir Khan Sunday in Las Vegas.
The loss triggered a response from Carl Froch, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-middleweight champion. He thinks Khan should retire, according to AFP.com.
But Khan shouldn't retire from boxing. He'll bounce back, and here are three reasons why.
He's only 25
Retire? At age 25? Are you kidding me?
Khan is in the peak of his career. You can blame his concentration and focus levels to why he lost to Garcia.
If anything, this will be the moment of his career where you can look back on and say "that's where his boxing career took off."
We are about to find out what type of character Khan holds. This is now the most important time of his boxing career.
He'll bounce back strong.
Life is going to bring ups and downs throughout a career. Not every person is created the same way, a way where things fall perfectly in place.
Many will battle, persevere and conquer whatever is in their path.
Khan is having one of the most difficult challenges of his life. Losing multiple fights, including one to Garcia, should wake him up. If it doesn't, something is wrong.
With the talent, high ceiling and motivation, Khan will be back.
There is a reason why Khan was the WBA (Super) and Light Welterweight champion—he's that good. He didn't get to where he is today by just getting lucky. He's a talented boxer who can go up against the best in the world.
Khan is going through a tough time in his career, but he'll return to top form sooner rather than later. This will be a lesson well worth it when it's all said and done.