Losing is not an easy thing to overcome, especially when it happens quickly and takes away a lot of effort invested over many years. For Amir Khan, losing to Danny Garcia has led to major criticism and constant devaluing of him by the media. It is not a surprise that, no matter what, he is not ready to get knocked down again, not even in a fictional world.
According to an interview that Khan recently did with Absolute Radio’s Polly James at Hyde Park’s London Live, Khan stated that if he was ever asked to star in a Rocky film, he would not participate if his role involved him losing the fight.
“I couldn’t turn that down because I’m a big fan of the Rocky movies, so I’d do that. But I don’t want to be the one that’s getting knocked out,” said Khan.
Either Khan was joking, or his ego took a very serious hit, making him absolutely terrified of anything that has do to with a loss. Yes, we are all aware that losing a fight creates a whole spectrum of problems and forces any given athlete to invest more time to climb back to the top, but, generally, it is a part of most athletes’ careers.
If Khan is unable to curb his downward-spiraling self esteem, then he will lose his next fight. While the criticism is alive and well, Khan and his team need to act in a professional fashion and get back to training and preparing for the next fight. There are plenty of intriguing fights out there for Khan, and his rise to the top could take a lot less time than most think.