Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/11/14

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Amir Khan knocks down Dmitriy Salita of the U.S. for the third and final time in the first round to retain his WBA Light Welterweight title on December 5, 2009 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)
King Khan: Olympic Silver Medalist at 17, Has-Been at 25? To say that someone is at ‘a crossroads in their career’ is an overused term in boxing, but aptly describes the spot in which Amir ‘King’ Khan, Britain’s former WBA and IBF Light Welterweight Champion, currently finds himself. He appeared to have climbed his mountain, silencing his doubters (of whom I was one), only to stumble disastrously and fall a considerable distance back down the slope. The way that he came apart against underdog Danny Garcia may have come as a shock to those who have not followed Khan’s career too closely, but for UK boxing fans it carried echoes of earlier encounters and ghosts that the British-Pakistani fighter has been unable to banish. We could go back to the memorable evening in August 2008 when an unbeaten Khan, trumpeted as a World-Champ-in-waiting and riding on the back of huge media hype and a lucrative deal with Sky TV, entered the ring against Colombia’s Breidis Prescott. Credit: Ed Mulho...
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