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Amir Khan must ask serious questions about his future, say Costello and Bunce

When Amir Khan hit the canvas and bounced back up before the count of three in Saturday’s win over Samuel Vargas, it was a moment that encapsulated a career of highs and lows.

The 31-year-old Briton’s subsequent points win was seen by some as progress, or at the very least rounds in the bank towards his comeback after 23 months away from the sport.

Yet for others, the lesson from the bout was that 13 years as a professional have taken their toll on the former super-lightweight world champion from Bolton, who now has some tough questions to answer about his future.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live’s boxing podcast, analyst Steve Bunce asked if Khan now needed “protecting from himself”.

BBC boxing commentator Mike Costello agreed that he did, while Bunce added: “I don’t want to see Khan fight again.”

 

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