Amir Khan will not box behind closed doors amid virus risk

LONDON: former world champion Amir khan has said he won't fight behind closed doors if boxing resume during coronavirus outbreak.

British officials are considering July as a possible return date for the fighting, although these would take place in the first instance with no spectators at the locations.

Although there is a lot of money, I couldn't do it because I need the fan base there, British boxer Khan told the BBC on Saturday.

I have three children. I already do a lot in sports and I feel that I prefer to be 100 percent safe before going back in, explained the 33-year-old.

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two-timeworldwelterweightchampionafterearninganolympicsilvermedalasateenager,khanwonhislastfightwithafourth-roundvictoryoverbillydibinsaudiarabiainjulytobringhisprofessionalrecordto34winsin39fights.

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meanwhile,khanquestionedwhetherthehealthmeasuresproposedbythebritishboxingboardofcontroltoorganizefightingamidthepandemic,includingtestsbyboxers,whowouldisolatethemselvesindesignatedhotels,andofficialswearingmasksduringthefighting.,wouldbeenoughtostopthespreadofthevirus.

whatifsomeoneisseriouslyhurtorcatchessomethingfromtheiropponent?hesaid.

themomentyouhitsomeonewithashot,salivawillfallonyou; sweat will fall on you. When you hit someone, there will be blood flying from you and coming at you.

I feel like it's going to be very dangerous.

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