London, July 19 : Former WBA champion Amir Khan is hoping for a rematch with American boxer Danny Garcia, despite the latter claiming that he will not offer it.
Khan, who suffered his second successive defeat as the American forced a fourth-round stoppage in Las Vegas, wants a quick return to the ring.
"I''m looking at fighting again in December and we''re hoping it is against Danny Garcia," Khan told the BBC.
It was the third defeat of Khan''s career following Breidis Prescott''s shock knockout victory over the Athens Olympics silver medallist in 2008 and his points loss to Lamont Peterson in December 2011.
"We''re working on a rematch. I can''t believe people are talking about retiring which is crazy as I''m only 25. Some people don''t turn professional until they''re 25," the former IBF Welterweight champ added, rebuking talk of his retirement.
Khan believes that the loss will make him more focused to regain his status as one of the leading light-welterweight boxers in the world.
"Hopefully in December we can get that rematch and I can bring the belts home to Britain. I''m in my best days now. I''ve put that behind me. This will only drive me and motivate me to go forward," he said. (ANI)
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